Cristiano Ronaldo is looking forward to finishing another successful season. The Portuguese star was able to win the Champions League and La Liga scoring very important goals in the decisive moments of the season. So he’s on his way to win his fifth Golden Ball and he wants to repeat the path to succeed also in the next season.
For this reason, Cristiano Ronaldo would need to rest in the summer. Last season he finished the season winning the Euro trophy with Portugal but he got injured in the final. Instead of having less holidays and come back with the group, the star rested and he missed the European Supercup and the start of La Liga.
Zinedine Zidane has prepared a similar plan for this season. Cristiano Ronaldo will play the Confederations Cup with Portugal and, if the team reaches the final, he will finish the season on the 2nd of July. He will have then one month of holidays, until the start of August. For this reason, it’s very unlikely that the Portuguese star could play any of the friendly games Real Madrid have in the United States during the summer.
Cristiano Ronaldo will also miss the friendly game against Barcelona in Miami, the 29th of July. The first title of the season will take place on the 8th of August, the European Supercup against Manchester United. Like last season, Cristiano Ronaldo won’t play that game, but he might be able to reappear against FC Barcelona in the Spanish Supercup, one week later. Therefore, Cristiano Ronaldo will try to replicate the same preparation of the last summer that has been proved to be the right one.
Apart from Cristiano Ronaldo, the players with the Spanish national team under 21 who will play the European tournament during the summer will have 30 days of holidays. The final of the competition is on the 30th of June, so they might start training with the group later than expected. These players are: Jesús Vallejo, Marcos Llorente, Marco Asensio and Borja Mayoral. Read here the full pre-season plans for Real Madrid.