With a crucial week ahead, Zinedine Zidane will be hoping his three key players, Marcelo, Toni Kroos and Luka Modric will be fit in time to face Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League last-16 second leg tie at Parc des Princes.
The players are working hard to get back in action, with hopes of helping their team reach the next stage of the European competition.
“The three of them are working hard,” Zidane affirmed in a recent press conference.
“They are not yet part of the team and on Wednesday we will see what is going to happen with the three of them.”
The injury to the Brazilian left-back is the least worrisome, while Modric’s availability looks to be the most complicated.
However, the French coach is optimistic and expects to receive good news at the end of the week.
The three players will be in a race against time as Real Madrid will be hoping they can travel to Paris for the highly anticipated clash against Edinson Cavani and Co.
But at the same time, they must not rush their healing process because the slightest relapse in their recoveries would definitely rule them out for the match.
And even if they do pass the medical green light in time for their trip to Paris, it will not be expected for all three players to start the game.
Therefore, the midfield will be the main object of study.
The possibility of having both Kroos and Modric on the field is very low, as putting the pair on the field together would be too risky for both the players and the team.
Meanwhile, an injured Jesus Vallejo continues to exercise with and without the ball on the training pitches and is very close to rejoining the group.