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The Blaugrana defender's representative has released a statement regarding the player's ability to step back on the pitch

Barcelona defender Eric Abidal's agent and best friend David Venditelli has given an outlook concerning a possible return to football for the France international.

The 33-year-old Frenchman was diagnosed with having a tumor on his liver back in March 2011, after which he received well wishes from people all over the world, who are highly anticipating his recovery.

"His main objective is clearly to play again, but we don't know yet if it is possible," Venditelli was quoted as saying by France Football.

He then went on to express his worry regarding his client's ability to engage in the physical part of the sport.

"There are still some questions without answers. What will happen in the first contact? Will he have fear? Will he be dedicated in the duels like he has always been?

"I think he will come back. He is so eager to prove this to himself than i think he can make it," he said.


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