Zinedine Zidane’s team prepares the double clash against Sevilla in Copa del Rey and La Liga. Los Blancos will travel on Thursday to the Andalusian capital to defend the result (3-0) obtained in the first leg in the Last 16 Round of Copa del Rey. On Sunday, they will go back to Seville to play in La Liga.
The group is optimistic about these two difficult games after the good start of the year. Los Blancos are playing great and getting really good results, opening the gap with FC Barcelona in La Liga. However, they need to keep focused and getting good results.
The good news for Zinedine Zidane is that the injured players are little by little recovering. Sergio Ramos should be available for the game on Sunday as he’s back in the training field. We could see the Real Madrid captain playing with the rest of the team before travelling to Switzerland for The Best Awards ceremony.
The Spanish defender has only played one game since he scored the decisive goal against Deportivo La Coruña. Sergio Ramos was only available in the final of the FIFA Club World Cup and he has been resting in the first games of the year. It’s unlikely that Ramos could participate in the Copa del Rey game, but he should be available on Sunday.
However, Real Madrid supporters shouldn’t be worried because Nacho and Varane have done a great job in the absence of the captain. Both have proved themselves as great defenders, keeping a clean sheet in the first two games of the year.
Lucas Vázquez and Mateo Kovacic were also in the training ground, working separately. Both will miss the two games against Sevilla because they still need 3 or 4 weeks more to go back to the pitch. Pepe or Gareth Bale are the other concerns for Zinedine Zidane, but both won’t be fit in the next weeks.