• Luka Jović is now self isolating after he came in contact with a friend who tested positive for COVID-19. Although his test came out negative. Jović will be tested again for COVID-19 in the coming days before returning to team training.
  • Real Madrid are no longer interested in signing Donny van de Beek and the player has been told to look for another club.
  • Hazard only participated in the first part of the team training with the group. But couldn’t participate in the training match and ended up training individually. He’s a doubt for the game against Alaves.
  • Raphael Varane will be ready for the game against Alaves, he trained without any problems today.
  • Ramos and Carvajal picked up their fifth league booking of the season in the 1-0 weekend win at Athletic Bilbao, and will now serve a one game ban. Zidane is expected to replace Carvajal with Vazquez and Ramos with Militao. Varane should be okay to start too.
  • Mikel Arteta: “I am really happy with Ceballos. He’s evolving the right way and has become a really important player for us. We are talking to the club – obviously we don’t own the player, it’s not in our hands. The clubs need to have communication and see what we can do.”
  • Madrid’s intention is to wait for Camavinga as Rennes are asking €80m for the midfielder – the club believes that’s a huge sum for him right now. On the other hand, Zidane is still asking for Pogba – so that’s another reason for Real to postpone the Camavinga deal. Pogba’s contract expires in 2021 and Real Madrid will try signing him again in the coming weeks, taking advantage of the last year of his contract.
  • Everyone at the club is very happy with the work of Grégory Dupont (fitness coach). His work was already appreciated but after after the team’s good physical response against Athletic, just 62 hours after having played against Getafe, the coach is on everyone’s mouth.
  • James Rodriguez is very unhappy at Real Madrid, he’s asked Zidane to stop calling him up for match-days because he doesn’t play and he’d rather stay at home than travel with the team for no reason at all. Zidane’s okay with that.
  • Militao’s best performance of the season came against Bilbao, he was able to shut down Iniaki Williams for the whole game. Eder was even able to out-pace him at one point. After a few underwhelming performances he’s finding his feet again and Zidane’s pleased with that.
  • Real Madrid players can finally rest: 126 hours until the Alaves match on Friday at 22:00 CEST. As a result, the players have been given a day and a half off before training resumes at 19:00 CEST at Valdebebas on Tuesday.
  • Achraf Hakimi’s Agent: “Zidane is the reason for Hakimi’s transfer to Inter. I don’t think a return of Hakimi to Real would be appropriate, given the presence of a player like Carvajal, and I’m sure that Hakimi’s future will be bright after taking this step forward.”
  • James wants to sign for Atletico Madrid but he thinks at the moment it’s impossible, he doesn’t want to wait all summer for them and would like to sign for someone else as soon as possible. His agent knows that.
  • It has been 12 years since a Real Madrid goalkeeper has won the Zamora award (fewest goals conceded) but Thibaut Courtois is worthy of his third crown. Real Madrid are only conceding 0.63 goals per game – the best defensive record in the history of the club.
  • Real Madrid is unlikely to sign anyone in the coming transfer window, the club wants to save up up-to 200m euros due to the corona-crisis. Many players will be sold including Bale, James, Brahim, Ceballos and Mariano Diaz.

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