Madrid: Barcelona's French defender Eric Abidal is recovering well from surgery to remove a liver tumour, coach Pep Guardiola said on Friday.
The 31-year-old French international underwent the three hour operation on Thursday at a Barcelona hospital. Neither the club nor the hospital have provided details about the kind of tumour Abidal has.
"As far as we know, the operation went very well and Abidal is developing well. We must thank the doctors for their good work and hope people respect the privacy that his family has asked for," Guardiola told a news conference.