Real Madrid will return to training in two weeks and it will do so under minimums because of this summer’s competitions (Eurocup, America’s Cup and the Olympic Games). The date is July 5. It will be then that Carlo Ancelotti, that yesterday Monday he went to Valdebebas to start planning the preseason, and Antonio Pintus meet again the faces with the members of the staff. That day the facilities will be reopened for the components of the white squad who have not competed in the Eurocup or the America’s Cup. That day will be to carry out the pertinent tests and check the physical condition of the staff members. But there are 12 players (eight who are with their respective European teams and the remaining four in the American tournament), which will be incorporated later. They will be those days when Ancelotti calibrates and values the players he has to start giving starts. By then it will have 15 troops: Lunin and Altube as goalkeepers (both have been the ones who have complemented the goal line together with Courtois), Carvajal, Odriozola, Nacho, Marcelo, Mendy, Isco, Odegaard, Lucas Vazquez (fully recovered from the serious injury he suffered in El Clásico with Barça at Di Stéfano), Asensio, Brahim (both waiting for whether or not they enter the Olympic list on Monday), Mariano and Rodrygo, as first team players, waiting to see what about Jovic, who can be transferred to Eintracht., to those who you have to add the players from the quarry who had minutes last season as Blanco, Gila, Miguel Gutiérrez, Chust, Marvin, Arribas, etc, and in the absence of the additions that can be made in the current summer market.
The 12 players absent in those first days are: Courtois and Hazard, who are with the Belgium team; Benzema and Varane, with France; Bale, with Wales; Kroos, with Germany; Modric, with Croatia; and Alaba, recent white signing, with Austria. The Americans are Casemiro, Militao and Vinicius, who are playing the Copa América with Brazil, and Valverde, with Uruguay. These must be joined by potential players attending the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Those footballers are Vallejo, Ceballos, Brahim and Asensio. Kubo will be absent permanently as Japan confirmed their presence in the Olympic event. Borja Mayoral could also appear, although this past campaign and the next he will play for Roma. The final list will be given by the category coach, Luis de la Fuente, on June 28, starting the concentration two days later. There you will get rid of doubts about the Madridistas called up.
The idea that the club manages is the same that it carried out during the 2018 World Cup in Russia. The internationals will have three weeks off: 21 days since their last match played. The preseason will take place in Valdebebas, like last year, although the Whites are expected to play some friendly matches (none are officially closed yet). Last preseason only one preparatory game was played at the Valdebebas facilities, against Getafe (6-0) at the Alfredo Di Stéfano. Far are those tours of the United States, Asia, even Australia (2015, with Benítez). The coronavirus pandemic has for the moment slowed down those tours preparatory.