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Real Madrid defender back training normally after back problems – report

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Real Madrid were given an early injury scare on their pre-season tour of the United States of America. On Thursday, veteran defender Dani Carvajal pulled up with a back problem and was unable to complete the team’s first training session in the US.

However, in a positive update, Arancha Rodriguez is reporting that the experienced right-back has returned to training normally today, which will come as a huge sigh of relief for Carlo Ancelotti and Real Madrid.

Los Blancos have already been hit with an injury heading into the new season as Dani Ceballos sustained a hamstring issue which has ruled him out for around six weeks. As such, the midfielder has not travelled to the US for the pre-season camp and will miss the start of the season.

The Spanish capital giants would have been keen to avoid another similar situation with Carvajal. And thankfully for them, the 31-year-old has not had any major damage and is back training with the group normally today.

Carvajal has been the undisputed starter at right-back for Real Madrid for years now. The Spanish international remains a key part of Ancelotti’s setup as indicated by the fact that he played 45 games in all competitions last season, registering five assists in the process.

Real Madrid do not have a natural right-back as a backup option for Carvajal, even though Lucas Vazquez has proven to be a reliable operator in the makeshift role.

Either way, the veteran defender’s swift recovery is good news for Los Blancos as they step up their preparations for the new campaign.

2 Comments

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  1. Mandla

    July 21, 2023 at 8:03 pm

    We need another fullback and no 9. Forget mbappe now. Maybe next year.

  2. Lucien

    July 22, 2023 at 10:40 am

    Madrid needs a young prolific striker and a young promising speedy right back. Carvajal needs competition at right back and Vazquez isn’t the answer. Don’t get me wrong, Vazquez has done well at times, but the experiment needs to end, it’s gone too long. The whole back four needs to get tighter when defending.

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Official: Real Madrid duo start for Spain against Luka Modric’s Croatia

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Spain will begin their UEFA Euro 2024 journey in a little over an hour with a clash against Croatia at the Olympiastadion in Berlin.

Ahead of the match, Luis de la Fuente has announced the starting lineup that will be taking the field for La Roja and two Real Madrid stars feature in the team.

Indeed, Los Blancos’ captain Nacho Fernandez gets the nod as one of the centre-backs amid some injury concerns for Spain.

Meanwhile, Dani Carvajal holds on to his usual place as the right-back for La Roja against Croatia.

There is no place in the starting lineup for Real Madrid forward Joselu, though, with De la Fuente preferring Alvaro Morata as his No. 9 instead.

Meanwhile, Croatia have also announced their starting lineup, and Real Madrid midfielder and legend Luka Modric starts in midfield and also captains the team against two of his club teammates today.

Former Real Madrid midfielder Mateo Kovacic also features for Croatia against Spain.

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