Many Real Madrid players were on the edge to go to the World Cup. One of them was Keylor Navas, who got the ticket after the draw in Costa Rica against Honduras. With the duty accomplished, the national team has allowed Keylor Navas to go back to Spain.
However, Keylor Navas cannot join the group. The goalkeeper is injured and, apparently, he has some pain in the foot, so it’s very likely that he cannot play in Getafe this Saturday (16:15, UK Time). Kiko Casilla should defend the goal in that game.
Casilla was also the goalkeeper in the game against Levante after the last international break. Keylor Navas has always to travel many kilometers, so it’s a good opportunity to give him some rest before facing Tottenham Hotspur in the Champions League in a very tough game.
Apart from Keylor Navas, Zinedine Zidane has also recovered Toni Kroos. The German coach, Joachim Low, gave him freedom to go back to Spain and he’s already training with the group.
Little by little, Zidane has more resources available. Marcelo, Karim Benzema and Theo Hernández should be available to play on Saturday against Getafe. Besides, Jesús Vallejo can also make his season debut, so the only defender injured will be Dani Carvajal, who doesn’t have any return date.
The international break leaves also the injury of Gareth Bale. The Welshman won’t play the World Cup this summer because his national team lost against Ireland. Besides, he suffered another muscular injured, so he should miss the next month of competition.
Real Madrid need to win against Getafe on Saturday despite the absences. It will be a very tough game because the South Madrid club was about to steal some points from Barcelona one month ago. Although they are a newly promoted team, Getafe won’t be an easy territory to win before facing the Spurs in Europe.