Bartra plays down injury

Marc Bartra insists his early exit from Spain’s win over England was just a precaution and spoke of his happiness with his display.

La Roja saw off the Three Lions with a stunning goal from Mario Gaspar and a second from Santi Cazorla, with Bartra praised for his performance in the Spanish Press despite leaving the tie in the 82nd minute.

“It was just a scare. I’m happy because I played a good game,” he told Radio Marca.

“It was a match worthy of the European Championships. Against that opponent the good thing is the control of the ball that we had, the seriousness and that we were able to win. Mario’s goal was spectacular, it’s a golazo.”

Bartra was asked if he would be available for Barcelona’s first post-international break game, the Clasico with Real Madrid, but deferred from discussing the fixture.

“First is the game against Belgium that I want to play in and then we’ll see,” he said.

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