Real Madrid have not been able to enjoy the best of seasons defending their La Liga title after so many injuries have impacted their consistency in the league, cup and in Europe this season.
Los Blancos currently sit in second behind their city rivals Atletico Madrid but with a significant gap of 6 points and having played a game more and were knocked out of the Copa del Rey by lower league side Alcoyano.
Zidane has opened up recently after Dani Carvajal again got injured having only just returned to action for the Spanish capital club.
“I don’t understand. There are a lot of injuries, I’m worried. When I lose a player, as a coach it bothers me. It’s a relapse,” Zidane said.
“I’m sorry for Carva. He played 25 minutes very well and I’m upset because he’s very important to us. But I can’t explain the reasoning [behind the injury problems] to you. As a coach, having injuries is the worst. They’ve come back to hurt us again.”
“I only hope that [Carvajal’s injury] is a small one. We’ll see what the injury is and for how long he’ll be out for.”
Real Madrid have a tough double-legged tie against the solid Borussia Monchengladbach this week and will be desperate to have as many of their starting squad available.
41 injuries this season
Spanish outlet Marca have investigated that Real Madrid have now received 41 different injuries this season and a number of these are reoccurring muscle problems.
30 of the 41 are said to be muscular with the remaining 11 traumatic issues. A total of 146 games have been lost in total by players just this season which goes some way to explain the poor form of the side and their lack of consistency.
🚑🤕ZIdane alzó la voz por las lesiones y el Real MAdrid abrió una investigación tras 823 días de bajas en las plantilla https://t.co/ho70qUvufb
— MARCA (@marca) February 20, 2021
Title rivals Atletico were shown to have suffered less than half of Real’s injury total at 16. Barcelona have had slightly more at 25 and Sevilla 18.
Toni Kroos said that the injury situation has put them in a position whereby even winning every game from now may not be enough for a back-to-back title victory.
“We’re very worried about all the injuries and we don’t know if winning all the remaining games will be enough to win the league, but we’ll give our all,” said the German international.
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