Journalist Melchor Ruiz has reported that Real Madrid president Florentino Perez sent a letter to Gavi on behalf of the team to express encouragement and support to the young midfielder in this delicate moment of his career.
Gavi, 19, suffered a torn ACL while on international duty with the Spanish national team, prompting him to miss the remainder of the season.
Perez, known for his leadership both on and off the field, chose to keep the professional rivalries between the two teams aside by personally reaching out to Gavi, as a sign of Real Madrid’s support, as he begins his long road to recovery.
Joselu sent his regards as well
While it is a recurring debate that injuries have increased this season owing to international breaks, one cannot underline if it is going to have any effect in the immediate future.
Perez is certainly not the only Real Madrid representative who sent his regard to the midfielder. Yesterday, 33-year-old forward Joselu took to Instagram to share his wishes to the youngster, saying, “We are with you Gavi. You will come back stronger than ever.”
Dani Carvajal, too, has sent his well-wishes to the injured Barcelona youngster on social media.
As for Real Madrid, they have suffered due to the break as well, with some of their key players expected to be out for a considerable amount of time.
Real Madrid youngster in line for significant minutes against Granada – report
Nico Paz was long hyped as Real Madrid Castilla’s brightest upcoming star. The media constantly kept the spotlight on the young Argentine through pre-season as he made a strong impression under Carlo Ancelotti in preseason.
His breakthrough eventually arrived, courtesy of Real Madrid’s injury crisis. He has now made two appearances for the team in La Liga and the UEFA Champions League and even recorded his first goal for the club earlier this week against Napoli.
Taking his chances
As revealed by AS (h/t The Madrid Zone), Paz has impressed management with his cameo against Napoli and will be called up for Real Madrid’s clash against Granada tomorrow.
In fact, there is a good chance he sees significant game time on the night.
After all, Ancelotti is without the likes of Luka Modric, Aurelien Tchouameni and Eduardo Camavinga in the middle of the park.
With Toni Kroos, Dani Ceballos, Federico Valverde, and Jude Bellingham filling the starting spots, Paz serves as the manager’s first-choice backup off the bench.
Paz voices his elation
Paz’s introduction against Napoli changed the texture of the game, and it was only poetic that he got the goal that put Real Madrid ahead again on the night.
Speaking to the media after his special night, the Castilla star did not hold back on his emotions.
“This is a dream. For a moment I didn’t even believe it. Very happy to be able to help the team. I dared. I was in automatic mode, I didn’t even know what I was doing. I hit it and well.”
“This is also a message for the other youth players: it is possible to get there. Ancelotti congratulated me, and the whole staff. They are an incredible group and I want to thank them all,” he added, urging his Castilla teammates to keep pushing.