Every week Real Madrid lose one player. Last week it was Toni Kroos the one that suffered an important injury, missing the rest of the year. Now, we’ve known that Álvaro Morata will be out the next month for muscular problems suffered with the Spanish national team.
Real Madrid published a statement where they announced the injury of Morata: “After the test made before the training session to our player Álvaro Morata in the Hospital Universitario Sanitas La Moraleja, he’s been diagnosed with an injury grade 2 in the right biceps. Pending evolution”.
Therefore, Morata will miss the derby next Saturday at Vicente Calderón and El Clásico in December. Besides, the Spanish forward cannot play in the Champions League against Sporting Portugal and Borussia Dortmund. Hopefully, the former Juventus player can be fit to play the FIFA World Cup in Japan.
Real Madrid are quite angry with the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) because Morata ended up the game against Macedonia with some problems. However, the striker had some minutes in the second half in the game against England at Wembley. There, the footballer finally felt the problem and he will have to rest.
With Morata’s injured, Zinedine Zidane has even more problems. Toni Kroos, Pepe and Casemiro will also miss the derby against Atlético Madrid, whereas Benzema is a major doubt. If the French player is not fit, Zidane might change the formation and introduce a fourth midfielder. Perhaps, Lucas Vázquez could have his chance from the beginning because he’s been playing well every time he has the chance.
At this point, Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and Mariano Díaz are the only strikers available for Zinedine Zidane. However, the squad is quite large this year and there are more options. James Rodríguez or Lucas Vázquez will wait for an opportunity. Meanwhile, in the midfield, Isco, Modric and Kovacic should start the game.