Unlike Barcelona, these FIFA dates have not been a via crucis for Real Madrid, but the white club has not come out well either because today in the afternoon and after medical tests it has been known that Luka Modric has returned with a overload in the hip that will keep him unable to play for eight to ten days. According to club sources, the Croatian will miss the game against Osasuna on Sunday the 2nd and against Shakhtar on Wednesday the 5th, but he will be safe for the classic on October 16.
The best news for Madrid is that they took advantage of these days to recover Karim Benzema, who was injured against Celtic in Glasgow on September 7 in his Champions League debut and got a pantry so as not to be summoned those days with Deschamps’ France .
The French striker gave an interview to the white club’s media today in which he gave his return to the pitch for sure this Sunday against Osasuna at the Bernabeu, on matchday seven of the league.
A little preseason
“I’m happy to be back with the team. Time has passed and I’ve had time to do a preseason. I feel very good, comfortable. I want to play on Sunday. I’ve done a lot of physical work. I haven’t touched the ball. Today was my first training session. These days I did a lot of running and strength inside the facilities. I also trained at home. I arrived a little late from the holidays and I didn’t have much time to do a good preseason. That’s why I’ve done it now and I feel very good” , he pointed .
The Frenchman is aware of the demands before the World Cup break: “We have to continue. In our minds we know that we have to win every game. Every game is important. All the teams want to beat Real Madrid, but we’re fine and ready to continue “.
And he is optimistic: “I have seen the team very well, perfect. I have seen them full of victories, goals and character. We have a great team although it can be said that we have two teams. There is no difference between the people who start the game and those who enter with the game already started. I see the team very well”, he repeats.
A lap with a single mishap
The Madrid squad brought back some of the players called up by their national teams to play international matches, such as Courtois, Hazard, Camavinga, Alaba, Mendy, Tchouameni and Rüdiger. Those who played this Tuesday remain to return: Lunin, Carvajal, Asensio, Militao, Vinicius, Rodrygo and Valverde, although Asensio and Militao did not play any minute with Spain and Brazil respectively. Apart from Modric, the other player in the squad who continues to be affected is Lucas Vázquez, who is a serious doubt for Sunday against the rojillos.