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Real Madrid star in the final stretch of recovery, could be available against Osasuna

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Lucas Vazquez started the new 2022/23 season on the front foot. The 31-year-old make-shift right back got important minutes against Almeria and Espanyol and as he worked towards making the full-back spot his own, a thigh injury against Mallorca halted his run.

Mundo Deportivo says although Vazquez is still not the number one choice for the right-back spot, he is still considered as someone who brings a whole new dimension to the team. After all, his attacking instincts are being utilised in a rather concealing position.

However, that one injury against Mallorca, where he played more than 70 minutes, is now been capitalized by a certain Dani Carvajal, who has completed the full 90 minutes in four of Madrid’s last five outings.

Amidst this, Vazquez is working on getting back in shape. For that, the 31-year-old is putting extensive work in Valdebebas every day in order to to provide his services to Carlo Ancelotti on Sunday, October 2, against Osasuna.

The report states that he is in the final stretch of his recovery from injury and should be available for the upcoming match post the international break.

In all fairness, Vazquez has never been a trouble for Real Madrid in the first place. Judging by his injury record where he missed a solitary game last season, a return of 41 games across all competitions that campaign warrants a place this season.

Regularity has been the key to his success and it will continue to do so now especially after he made himself available for 75 games in all competitions across the last two seasons.

The Spaniard has a contract until 2024 and it must be remembered that he was on the verge of exit two seasons ago. That particular moment was crucial as he turned a setback into confidence and worked his way up the ladder.

For now, the 31-year-old continues to fulfil the promises, be it through playing as a winger or as a converted right-back. And Ancelotti will be hoping to have him back at his disposal at the earliest possible.

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France set for major boost as Real Madrid midfielder closes in on a return

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After a long wait, the European Championship is finally underway, with one of the tournament’s favourites Germany opening the competition with an emphatic 5-1 win over Scotland.

Another favourite to win the Euro 2024 is France, who will be in action on Monday as they take on Austria. One of the talking points heading into this game is the fitness of Real Madrid superstar, Aurelien Tchouameni.

The Frenchman had picked up an injury late into the 2023/24 campaign, which notably saw him miss the UEFA Champions League final. It was thought that the midfielder would miss a chunk of the Euros as well.

Tchouameni available for France’s group stage games

However, it appears Tchouameni has made a remarkable recovery and could be in contention to feature in France’s group-stage matches.

That is according to AS, which suggests that coach Didier Deschamps is counting on the midfielder to become available sooner rather than later.

Aurelien Tchouameni will soon be available for France. (Photo by FRANCK FIFE/AFP via Getty Images)

Although Tchouameni has been ruled out for France’s opening game against Austria, the player is hoping to feature in the two remaining group matches against Poland and the Netherlands.

Up until this point, Tchouameni completed individual training sessions with France’s physical trainer. But recently, he was able to join the team’s training session ahead of the Austria game.

Tchouameni’s return could serve as a massive boost for France. Even though Les Bleus already have a stacked midfield unit, coach Deschamps is a huge admirer of Tchouameni and had backed him to get fit the moment he picked up an injury.

Deschamps, after all, did not opt to replace the Real Madrid star with another player.

France, of course, will have to proceed with caution, knowing the youngster has just recovered from his injury. But they can be hopeful of the player taking part as the tournament progresses.

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