Leicester City winger Harvey Barnes is facing race against time to be fit for Euro 2020 this summer after he suffered a setback in his bid to recover from the knee injury that has seen him miss several weeks of Premier League football.
Barnes was in the England squad picture ahead of Euro 2020 before he suffered the knee injury. He has a long way to go now if the former West Brom player wants to be part of Gareth Southgate’s team to Euro 2020 this summer.
England international Barnes sustained a serious knee injury during the league game at home to North London giants Arsenal.His injury overshadowed the match which ended in a 3-1 win for the Gunners. At the time of his injury, Barnes was expected to return in time to feature for his team in the business end of the season but that would no longer be possiblewith the setback confirmation from his manager.
Without Barnes in the squad, Leicester City have been able to qualify for the FA Cup final where they would face Chelsea at the Wembley Stadium on May 15. The Foxes qualified for the FA Cup final after seeing off Southampton in their last four tie. Kelechi Iheanacho was the hero for Leicester City as he scored the only goal of the game to give his team a 1-0 win over the Saints.
In addition to their FA Cup qualification, Leicester City are also closing in on a place in Europe’s premier club competition next season. The Foxes are in the Champions League race with the likes of Chelsea, West Ham United, Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool.
As things stand, the Foxes have eight points more than West Ham United in fifth place. The first four teams will qualify for Champions League football next season via the Premier League route.