Unexpectedly injured in the Madrid one day from debuting in League against him Alaves. Marcelo, who aimed to be the starting left back due to the loss of Mendy, suffers physical discomfort and will not be in Mendizorroza. Has confirmed it Carlo Ancelotti at a press conference: “Yesterday we had a little problem with Marcelo. We are sorry, but I think he will recover soon. “He will be tested to find out the extent of the injury.
The Brazilian drop opens the door to Michael Gutierrez. During the preseason, the youth squad has shown to be physically, technically and tactically prepared to face the challenge of fighting for the place in the first team. He played 31 minutes against Rangers and 45 against Milan, leaving good details in attack and showing solid in defensive work. The presence of Mendy, the incumbent theorist, and Marcelo, who has decided to exhaust his contract for white (ends in 2022), leaves Miguel with few options. But nevertheless, their unfortunate injuries give him the perfect opportunity to shine.
Ancelotti is well aware of the 20-year-old defender’s capabilities. “Miguel has done very well. He’s a talented winger. He has played some games and has no problem playing for Real Madrid, “he also commented at a press conference.
This is not the only option Carletto, which could also opt for a more ‘veteran’ option and place newcomer David Alaba as side left, position in which he used it during his stage in the Bayern. Then, Militao would act in the center of the rear next to Nacho. It is the pair of centrals that finished last season, showing very solid against very complicated rivals.
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In addition to the absence of Marcelo Y Mendy, there are two other players injured, Toni Kroos Y Dani Ceballos. Both will be out for several months due to a sore throat and a severe sprain respectively. But nevertheless, Ancelotti he has had to discard three other players. Vallejo Y Odegaard, both without a bib, are dropped from the list. The latter is close to closing his exit to Arsenal. Nor does he travel to Vitoria Mariano and they are summoned to Benzema already Jovic as forwards. A clear message to the Spanish-Dominican, which does not count in the Italian’s plans.
So if Ancelotti bets it is for the quarry. Three players from the subsidiary enter the list. The one that surprises the most is Toni Fuidias, who aims for third goalkeeper behind Courtois Y Lunin. Next to him they go White Y Michael Gutierrez. The latter could be a starter on the left side.
Goalkeepers: Courtois, Lunin and Fuidias.
Defenses: Militao, Alaba, Nacho, Odriozola and Miguel Gutiérrez.
Midfielders: Modric, Casemiro, Valverde, Lucas Vázquez, Isco and Blanco.
Forwards: Hazard, Benzema, Asensio, Jovic, Bale, Vinicius and Rodrygo.