The center-back worked with his teammates 48 hours before the game against Osasuna. His goal was to be in the return against Chelsea. Carva’s injury ‘facilitates’ his return
Si Carvajal it was the cross in the training of Madrid, Bouquets was the face. The captain already trains with his teammates and hurries his options to be against Osasuna … to arrive with certain guarantees to the duel against him Chelsea. Bouquets he proposed to be in Stamford Bridge and it seems that by deadlines I could get it. A return that brings joy to Zidane, but that is also a headache.
At this point, no one doubts the level and importance of Sergio Ramos in the team, but Madrid have easily overcome the loss of the captain. Nacho and Militao They solved the tie against Liverpool wonderfully and the defense of three centrals together with Varane has also worked like a charm. In fact, the defense is Madrid’s most reliable line in recent games, having conceded only one goal in the last five games.
Now Ramos returns, recovered … but without rhythm. Is it to be a starter? This is what Zidane has to assess in these training sessions. Luis Enrique, for example, was not very satisfied with his performance with the national team and that is why he replaced him at halftime against Greece and did not start any of the last two games, before he was injured in a small session after the last of the encounters. And it is that Ramos has consecutively joined a knee operation, a muscle injury and a loss due to Covid. In fact, Ramos has only played three games so far in 2021.
This is precisely what worries Zidane and to Real Madrid, that Ramos does not have competition rhythm and is not in full condition for the battle of Stamford Bridge. The Frenchman must find the balance between the captain’s stripes and what he can really bring to the field of play. Of course, the loss of Carvajal makes it easier for the coach to include him in the eleven.
In the eyes of the fans and the dressing room itself, sacrificing Militao or Nacho from the starting eleven would be an injustice, but the loss of the side could move Nacho, who could not train with the group because he is touched, to that demarcation that the footballer knows well. For now Valverde He still does not train for the Covid protocol and Nacho would be the most reliable alternative.