Dani ceballos tested this Monday on the pitch of Akitsu Soccer Stadium, on the outskirts of Tokyo, the condition of the left ankle in which he has suffered a grade II sprain since his debut in the Olympic Games on July 22 against Egypt, but he is still in pain and, except for surprise, he will be out of the call again.
The midfielder of Real Madrid started the last training session before the semifinals against Japan placing a special bandage on the joint before performing different stability exercises with the physical trainer Carlos Rivera. Supports, strides and work with rubber bands to have the last impressions.
Luis de la Fuente once again insisted that he is “very happy” with the work done and the evolution of Ceballos’ ankle and that they are “optimistic”, but recognizing the difficulty of the situation. Without discarding him for the game, although it is usual that he does not give any kind of clue to the rival in the previous match.
The one who did acknowledge that he will not be able to play, and was not in training either, is Óscar Mingueza. The Barcelona defender relapsed against the Ivory Coast from the injury to the back of the left thigh suffered against Egypt and will not participate in the Olympic Games.
Semifinals against the host, Japan, which the Spanish coach analyzed in front of the media present in training.
“It is time to give everything, but also within the peace of mind that we have already achieved something important, although we want the jackpot. From the respect to the rival we will begin to grow. If we are ourselves, we will have possibilities to carry out the meeting; and recognizing the great value of a Japanese team, which is tremendously motivated”, He commented.
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