The workforce of Real Madrid is not complete before a week of decisive competition.
Like most major European clubs, the real Madrid of Zinedine Zidane will not have the chance to prepare well for his return to competition in the wake of the international window which has seen the European teams play no less than 3 qualifying matches at the 2022 World Cup in the space of 8 days.
The Merengues resume with the reception of Eibar, Saturday, and then continue with two other huge shocks in his Alfredo Di Stéfano training stadium: against Liverpool, next Tuesday, in the quarter-final first leg of the Champions League, then against FC Barcelona, for a crucial Clasico in the title race in Liga ! Karim Benzema and his teammates are 3rd with 6 points behind Atlético and 2 on the Blaugranas.
Kroos and Valverde uncertain for Liverpool
The reigning Spanish champions could be deprived in the coming days of Toni Kroos and Fede valverde, respectively affected to a calf and adductors. The two midfielders, who have not resumed collective training, are already uncertain for the resumption of La Liga and their participation for the poster against the Reds is unknown.
What does not help “Zizou” either is that Luka Modric, another central element of the Madrid formation, has chained the 3 matches of the Croatian selection in recent days. According to Sport.es, the Real coach imagines sparing his 35-year-old midfielder against Eibar. The 2018 Ballon d’Or is … 44 matches this season for club and national team.
Benzema’s nice gesture for a supporter
It is confirmed for the succession of Zidane