Key Real Madrid defender returns to training as Ancelotti welcomes internationals back

Date:

Share post:

While international action has caught everyone’s attention for the last few weeks, Real Madrid continue to prepare for their upcoming fixture against Athletic Bilbao and, even more importantly, for the 1st leg of the Champions League quarter-final.

However, as many as 14 Real Madrid players were with their respective national squads, and Carlo Ancelotti took the opportunity to train a handful of first-team players and called up Castilla players as well.

Eder Militao, Lucas Vazquez, Dani Ceballos, and Ferland Mendy, to name a few, were prominent individuals in the training sessions.

According to Mundo Deportivo, eyes were fixated mainly on Militao, as the Brazilian center-back speeds up his return and hopes to make it to the squad for the La Liga fixture against Atheltic Bilbao on 31st March.

It remains to be seen whether the Brazilian will be in contention to start against Manchester City in the Champions League with recent reports stating that he may not start this fixture.

Lucas Vazquez and Mendy were involved in the second session of the week, where the Italian manager had to call up some of the Castilla players as well. Most of the internationals also returned to train under Ancelotti.

Eduardo Camavinga was the only player during the break who had an injury scare as he was replaced by Matteo Guendouzi for France in the 44th minute in a friendly against Chile, which ended in a 3-2 win for the French side.

However, hopes are high that the injury was only a minor one, and the club hopes the French midfielder will be named in the squad against Athletic Bilbao.

After this La Liga fixture, Carlo Ancelotti would want to have the entire squad at his disposal for arguably the most important game of the season against Manchester City at the Santiago Bernabeu.

For now, the players would be focusing on their game on Sunday and look to further assert their dominance on the league table, where they have a 8-point cushion over the second-placed Barcelona.

Recommended Articles

Related Articles

19-year-old midfielder’s old comments explain his decision to sign for Real Madrid

Having signed for Real Madrid last summer, despite having several other offers on the table from top European...

Real Madrid list 19-year-old striker for sale, three La Liga clubs interested

With the arrival of Kylian Mbappe, the already fearsome attacking line of Real Madrid will become even scarier....

Official: Real Madrid will partake in the 2025 FIFA Club World Cup

The Club World Cup is undergoing a revamp and its next edition, scheduled for June 2025, is going...

Real Madrid could opt out of 2025 FIFA Club World Cup, says Ancelotti

Real Madrid won the La Liga and UEFA Champions League double this season, and also won the Spanish...

Real Madrid offer their captain a renewal with a set deadline

Real Madrid had a very successful 2023-24 season in which they won the La Liga and UEFA Champions...

‘Best team in the world’… Barcelona icon sends praise towards Real Madrid

It is not common to see FC Barcelona and Real Madrid players see eye to eye on anything....

Eighteen Real Madrid players fighting for international glory this summer

Although the 2023-24 season has ended for Real Madrid, most of their players cannot yet start resting and...

Real Madrid to focus on defence in this summer transfer window

The 2024 summer transfer window is yet to open, but Real Madrid have already completed the biggest operation...

Raul set to remain in charge of Real Madrid Castilla

While their first team had a very successful 2023-24 season, in which they won a La Liga and...

Three Real Madrid stars who deserve better squad numbers – opinion

Between the end of the 2023-24 season and the start of the next season, several changes are expected...

Man United ready with the funds to steal 18-year-old Real Madrid target

Before the next season starts, there are significant changes expected to take place in the Real Madrid team,...

Ancelotti’s two options to get the best out of a new-look Real Madrid

After having won the Champions League on Saturday and celebrating their triumph with the fans on Sunday, Real...