Madrid, Feb 17 (EFE).- The German midfielder Toni Kroos and the French striker Karim Benzema were absent from Real Madrid’s last training session before the league visit to Osasuna, due to gastroenteritis and minor ailments, respectively, which make them He drops both in El Sadar, while the Belgian Eden Hazard returned to the group dynamic.
Bad news for Carlo Ancelotti, who is preparing for the match against Osasuna without two of his pillars. Kroos, who missed Wednesday’s game against Elche due to gastroenteritis and there is no information from the club that specifies any other physical discomfort, continues without training with the rest of his teammates.
Meanwhile, Benzema returned recovered from his last muscular ailment in the Club World Cup final and after participating in two games, he was absent again due to discomfort suffered in the match against Elche. In the absence of official confirmation from Ancelotti in his press conference late in the morning, the Frenchman will not travel to Pamplona and will be reserved for the European duel against Liverpool in the Champions League.
The casualty report is completed by the Frenchman Ferland Mendy, who continues with his recovery plan in the sports city of Valdebebas, where the great novelty was the presence of Hazard with the group. On February 4, Real Madrid reported that, after recovering from a sprained ankle, he suffered patellar tendinosis in his left knee.
Ancelotti reinforced training with the presence of homegrown players Álvaro Rodríguez and Mario Martín, who are training with the first team, and will be able to recover Belgian Thibaut Courtois in goal for his starting team, once an overload in the left abductor has been overcome, and the Brazilian Vinícius Junior, after serving a one-match ban.