Ahead of Tuesday’s Super Cup against Seville, Real Madrid are facing a major injury crises as Gareth Bale, Toni kroos, and Pepe are doubtful for the tie.
The Los Blancos are without the services of three-time Ballon D’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo who picked a knee injury in the final of the Euro 2016 as Portugal defeated France in the final to win the European Championship.
Coincidentally the three players Bale, Kroos and centre-back Pepe were granted extended holidays after the UEFA European Champion and manager Zinedine Zidane says that they may not be fit enough for the game against Sevilla.
“I don’t think Bale, Kroos, and Pepe will be fit enough,” boss Zinedine Zidane said following a 1-0 International Champions Cup win over Bayern Munich. “Those who haven’t been with us during pre-season will be evaluated when they return to Madrid.”
On Karim Benzema who is yet to play in any of Madrid’s pre-season matches so far as he is recovering from a hip problem.
“Karim will be training with us and then we’ll see what we do,” Zidane said. “We hope that he’ll be able to play in the Super Cup.
“He’s getting stronger and he’s trained with us. It’s tough when you aren’t able to train as usual, but the most important thing is that he’s with us.”