Real Madrid is back in action. Zinedine Zidane gave a rest-day to the squad after getting one point against Atletico Madrid.
Without Sergio Ramos and Eden Hazard
Los Blancos trained in the midday. Team was still training alone without Eden Hazard and Sergio Ramos. What’s the progress with those players? The question is valid but there is no answer. Zidane was happy with the return of Eden Hazard two weeks ago. Everyone thought that Hazard could be fit for the Madrid derby. Belgian striker started training on the pitch with the ball two-weeks ago. It seems that Eden had relapsed of the previous injury, so he had to stop training. Unfortunately to Real Madrid fans the player could not keep up with the schedule. Hazard is still training in the gym and will be back soon to the pitch. Real Madrid fans almost lost hope in Belgian player. He can’t carry the team in La liga or Champions League with so many injuries during the season. Eden Hazard missed half of the season last year but Real Madrid still managed to win the La liga title.
Sergio Ramos’ situation is very different. He is injured and he will be back soon. Unlike Eden Hazard, Ramos is not prone to injuries. Ramos will be fit in a few weeks. He will eventually miss the game against Atalanta. Second-leg of the Champions League tie will be difficult for Real Madrid.
Who will play against Atalanta?
As you may know, Casemiro got a yellow card in the first-leg of the tie. It means that he will miss the second-leg of the tie. Casemiro is one of the most important players for Real Madrid. He is very good in the defensive line and also scores very important goals. Casemiro can’t help the defense, so Zidane has to find another route. Experts believe that Valverde will play a huge role against Atalanta. He is training differently before the clash because Zidane wants to play him in the position of Casemiro.