The fact that he did not train yesterday with the other teammates does not mean that his participation in Saturday’s derby is in danger.
Zidane is recovering as the derby of this Saturday (20:45 hours) approaches and does not want to force any of those who arrive bearing in mind that the squad will not be complete until tomorrow, when the last affected by The FIFA Virus, Keylor Navas and James, who played this morning against the United States and Argentina, respectively. Kovacic exercised for the second consecutive day in the interior of the facilities of Valdebebas.
The fact that he did not train yesterday with the other teammates in field 3 of the Real Madrid City does not mean that his participation in the derby is in danger. Kovacic will be able to play against Atletico on Saturday, despite coming from Croatia with a blow to the ankle after his encounter with Iceland, which triggered some alarms. The Croatian is recovering with the physio and is the main advantage of Zidane to hold the center of the field, next to Modric and Isco, if Casemiro does not arrive in time as this is how his evolution points. The Brazilian, who exercised yesterday apart from his teammates with Pepe and Benzema, has more difficult than Kovacic. Zidane is in favor of not risking the players who have just left an injury.
The French coach will be presented with the gala defense at the Calderón after Sergio Ramos rejoined the group on Monday, after the injury he suffered in the previous round of selections (a grade II sprain in the medial collateral ligament of His left knee). And in attack is to define the state of form of Karim Benzema. The Frenchman has stayed in Madrid during this break recovering from the discomfort that drags in the hamstrings.
The club has not issued an official medical part with the injury of the French, but missed the last match of the League against Leganés, which led to the ownership of Morata. It is the main doubt of Zizou for his eleven of the derbi. To yield to the popular pressure with Morata or to continue maintaining his bet with Karim, although he is not physically well ..