Real Madrid players, staff and supporters celebrated the Champions League trophy on Saturday and Sunday in Wales and the streets of the Spanish capital. Surprisingly, there was one player missing in the party and no one knows what happened with him. This name is, obviously, Fabio Coentrao.
The Portuguese player travelled with the rest of the group from the hotel at Cardiff to the Millennium Stadium. There, the defender disappeared. He was not included in the list, but we couldn’t see him on the pitch celebrating the cup. He didn’t receive the medal and he’s not in the photo with the rest of the squad lifting the trophy.
According to some sources, Coentrao had physical problems and he might be sick. However, it is very strange that he wasn’t present on the grass of the Millennium Stadium. On Sunday, we didn’t see him in the Town Hall, in the Cibeles Fountain or at the end of the party at the Santiago Bernabéu stadium.
The speaker even said his name during the celebration but Coentrao didn’t show up. Coentrao had some minutes in the game against Sporting Portugal in the group stage, so he also won this cup for Los Blancos. In a very strange season for the left back, it looks like this will be his farewell to the Real Madrid supporters.
According to the Portuguese newspaper O Jogo, Coentrao is about to sign a new deal with Sporting Portugal. The defender will leave the club on loan to play in Lisbon, with the rival of Benfica, his former club. He only needs to pass the medical tests to join the Portuguese side.
In one of the best season in the history of Real Madrid, perhaps the only disappointment was Coentrao’s performance. The left back wasn’t at his best and he said in the past that he didn’t deserve to wear the Real Madrid t-shirt. He will leave the club this summer as European champion. Good for his CV.