Real Madrid handed fitness boost but quartet could all miss Sevilla clash
Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane will reportedly face an anxious wait to work out if he’ll be without variety of key individuals this weekend.
After successfully lifting the Spanish Super Cup on Sunday, Los Blancos return to La Liga action on Saturday as they host Sevilla.
Level on points with rivals Barcelona at the highest of the table, they can’t afford to slide up in what’s shaping up to be an exciting title battle this season, then so as to possess the simplest possible chance of avoiding one in the week , Zidane would are hoping permanently news on the injury and fitness front.
According to AS, he’ll be handed a lift with the news that Gareth Bale returned to full training on Tuesday after shaking off an illness, but both Eden Hazard and Karim Benzema remained out of the group session.
Further, it’s noted that Sergio Ramos is predicted to be sidelined for an additional week after learning a sprained ankle within the convert Atletico Madrid, while Luka Jovic remains battling a blister on his foot and isn’t expected to resume normal training until later within the week.
In turn, it remains to be seen if those that are closing in on a return are able to get enough training done to point out Zidane that they’re ready to be in contention this weekend, because the French tactician will little question avoid taking any unnecessary risks by rushing them back.
While Bale has managed just two goals and two assists in 14 appearances thus far this season, he’ll add a welcome new dynamic to the important Madrid attack together with his pace and directness, with Zidane having to use Luka Modric and Isco in advanced roles to support Jovic last week.
Time will if they will get the Serbian international back in time for Sevilla, while as per the report above, Benzema is probably the sole other star name to be in contention of returning to supply Zidane another timely boost as he’s tipped to coach with the group at some point in the week too.
Souce : caughtoffside.com