Fede Valverde is back – Uruguayan player joined the main squad and trained normally. 48 hours before, the Real Madrid training session was full of positive news.
Dani Carvajal and Fede Valverde
Real Madrid was in serious problems due to injuries. First of all, many players could not help Real Madrid in the last couple matches. Karim Benzema was injured in November and could not focus on football. That’s why Zinedine Zidane was focused on choosing strategies that do not include a main striker. Keep in mind that Luka Jovic was tested positive for covid by that time. Luca had a perfect chance to replace Karim Benzema but all in vain. Zidane even played with the strategy where N9 was not involved.
Dani Carvajal and Fede Valverde were main players absent from Los Blancos squad. Keep in mind that Zidane loves rotations. He is a rotating squad in every match to give a good rest to everyone. During the pre-match conference he said that no one is a machine, everyone needs a rest. For instance, Luka Modric played almost six games in a row. Every match was played with a three days gap, so it was hard for Croatian to keep up.
Potential main line-up against Atletico Madrid
It will be an important match against Atletico Madrid. Keep in mind that Simeone’s team is ahead with six points. They also have one match in line, so it could increase to 9 points. If Atletico wins the match, then Real Madrid will be down with 12 points to the leader of La Liga. Who could play against Atletico Madrid? As Dani is back, Experts believe that Carvajal will play from the first minute. Fede will replace Luka Modric and Toni Kroos will be in main squad with Fede.