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Real Madrid defender did not complete training due to back issue – report



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With the new season less than a month away, Real Madrid finally have the full squad training under Carlo Ancelotti’s command. The manager hopes to change the team’s fundamental setup for the coming campaign, and the preseason games in the United States give him the perfect environment to test his choices.

It has however not been the start Ancelotti was looking for so far. According to reports from Mario Cortegana, Dani Carvajal did not complete yesterday’s training session due to his back problem. The issue, however, does not appear serious.

The Spanish defender has been Ancelotti’s go-to man at right-back in recent years and is the first choice for the position by quite some distance. An injury so early in the campaign, however, cannot be a good sign.

Los Blancos seriously considered the possibility of bringing in a right-back this summer in an effort to gradually phase out the veteran core. However, the manager’s trust in Carvajal coupled with the team’s cautious spending caused that operation to be postponed.

The Merengues have a reliable backup option in Lucas Vazquez, and the 32-year-old can play at right-back in the pre-season if Real Madrid decide not to risk Carvajal.

At the moment, however, nothing has been announced about the extent of the former Bayer Leverkusen star’s issue and his recovery.

Carvajal made 27 La Liga appearances last season for the Galacticos and provided two assists in the process. Ke averaged 0.8 key passes and over five defensive actions per game and oversaw just one clean sheet in the process.

Los Blancos play their first game in the US on Sunday night as they take on AC Milan at the Rose Bowl Stadium. More clarity on the right-back’s availability for the game is expected in the hours to come.

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Real Madrid very happy with future star Endrick, eagerly awaiting his arrival in 2024 – Romano



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Real Madrid’s attacking unit has been crippled by the loss of Karim Benzema earlier in the summer, which was followed by the loss of Vinicius Jr due to injury.

Although Vinicius has returned, there is much left to be desired from the Madrid frontline as we progress through to the season.

Real Madrid, though, are waiting on the arrival of Endrick. The young Brazilian is set to join the Real Madrid squad in the summer of 2024 when he turns 18.

Real Madrid impressed by Endrick

Endrick has already started his preparation for his pending move to Santiago Bernabeu, having performed exceptionally well in his native Brazil this year.

The youngster is constantly working on his game, in order to further improve himself as an attacker. It has left Real Madrid quite happy and eager for his arrival, reports Fabrizio Romano.

The journalist claims that Real Madrid have been keeping close tabs on everything Endrick has been doing, on and off the pitch, at Palmeiras.

And they have received very good reports on the 17-year-old, with the club impressed by how he is putting efforts to improve himself both performance-wise and in other facets.

Despite there being some question marks over his performances, the teenage forward is starting to showcase his potential, having scored five goals in five starts for Palmeiras.

Real Madrid happy with Endrick. (Photo by Ricardo Moreira/Getty Images)

Endrick also learning new languages

Endrick is not only just working on his performance. In fact, the Brazilian is also learning other languages in order to quickly settle into life in Spain.

The youngster can speak Portuguese, but he may have to master Spanish during his time at Santiago Bernabeu.

As mentioned earlier, Endrick can already speak Portuguese, which should go a long way in helping him team up with fellow Brazilians Vinicius Jr and Rodrygo.

Even Eder Militao can speak Portuguese, which should make it easier for Endrick to adapt to life in Spain, at least for the next year or so.

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