Marcelo and Mendy, two speeds

ANDl Real Madrid completed the fourth workout of the week with Marcelo and Mendy working on the sidelines of the group again. The two left backs that in theory should contest the lane of ‘3’ are still out of the game, although Ancelotti you have options. David Praise I already played in that demarcation in the league premiere of the whites, and Miguel Gutirrez already showed in the final stretch of last season that he is ready to contribute quality minutes in the first team.

In any case, Ancelotti will not be able to count on Marcelo or Mendy on Sunday’s visit to the I raised in the Ciutat de Valencia. Praise To return to being the left-handed side (except for a capital surprise), waiting for the recoveries of the Brazilian and the French.

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The truth is that both are very different cases. Marcelo He suffered a slight muscle injury that, in theory, should subside before the national team break that begins on August 30. Just before that date, on Saturday 28, Madrid visit the Betis at the Villamarn. The objective is that Marcelo is recovered for the appointment in Seville.

While, Mendy He has not been able to train normally so far this year 21-22. The tibial periostitis that was diagnosed in the middle of last May has prevented him from starting at the same rate as the rest of his teammates. In fact, it left him with no options to go to Euro with France. This is a serious injury that takes time. Their last match was the semi-final second leg of Champions before him Chelsea (May 5), which he arrived just after a muscle injury that was a prelude to the problem that continues to drag on. His tenure at Stamford Bridge was a risky gamble by Zidane that went wrong.

Mendy, who already performs part of the sessions on the grass, should be discharged after the selection break, but that does not mean that he will return directly to the dynamics of the group. The Frenchman will have to face a preseason solo for about two more weeks. The goal is for it to be one more for Ancelotti from the end of September.