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The Selection of Luis Enrique drew against Greece in the first match of the qualifying phase for the World Cup in Qatar. The coach chose to remove Sergio Ramos as the starter and the central defender Real Madrid made a correct first half. However, he did not leave the changing rooms after the break. The alarms went off for a moment due to the camero’s last physical problems, but the fear did not last long: everything was agreed.
As confirmed by Luis Enrique at a press conference, both had agreed to leave that first half and stay on the bench for the second. Ramos added a new nationality, left a clean sheet and regained sensations after his last loss with Real Madrid. “Is perfectly and available for the following commitments “, sentenced the selector before the doubts by that change in the rest.
However, despite his departure from the field of play was scheduled hours before the match, the magnifying glass on Sergio Ramos it will continue to be present throughout the break. It would be no surprise if he played both Georgia and Kosovo. The decision will be in the hands of Luis Enrique and the attention throughout Madrid. The merengue club is aware of the importance of Sergio Ramos in Zidane’s squad and, in view of the schedule that it expects in the coming weeks, losing the camero would be a very difficult blow to overcome.
The white captain, it should be remembered, did not play the duel against Celta de Vigo in the last league match before the break. Some physical problems prevented it. Despite this, he was called by Luis Enrique and the player has come with the National Team. Hence, all the attention and desire of Real Madrid will be placed on ending without any physical problem that further complicates the popular ‘fifa virus‘.
And it is that the physical problems with the Selection already affected Sergio Ramos in the previous break. Spain thrashed Germany and qualified for the final phase of the UEFA Nations League. However, the merengue captain had to retire in the first half and missed up to three league games and two in the Champions League with Real Madrid. Zidane’s team, without one of its fundamental pillars, added two defeats and a draw without its captain. A bad balance and that, taking into account the merengue calendar, cannot be repeated.
Calendar and ‘headdresses’
Because, after the national team break, the set of Zidane start a whole race for success. Eibar, the tie against him Liverpool and El Clásico against FC Barcelona are just some of the games that the capital team will have to face in the first days after the World Cup qualifying matches. In other words, Real Madrid will play half a season in just two weeks. Sergio Ramos, who comes from overcoming a meniscus injury and missing the last duel against Celta, focuses all eyes on a break where the ‘FIFA virus’ lurks.
The camero is not the only one affected in terms of injuries at Real Madrid. Toni KroosWithout going any further, he had to leave the German concentration camp after some ailments in the first sessions. In Madrid, as if that weren’t enough, Faith Valverde he trained separately and is doubtful for the duel against Liverpool in a few days. And Modric, with Croatia, has already suffered the harshness of the odd defender. The alert is highest at a time when the season is at stake.
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