Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti may hopeful of having defender Dani Carvajal back for the Copa del Rey final against Athletic Bilbao. Carvajal has been sidelined since February with a hamstring injury but is back in training and could feature in the game on April 17.
The 29-year-old has been an important player for Real Madrid over the years, providing solidity at the back as well as a threat going forward. His return to the team would be a welcome boost for Ancelotti, who has had to rely on makeshift options at right-back in Carvajal’s absence.
Real Madrid since 2013 and has won numerous titles with the club, including four. Champions League trophies and two La Liga titles. He is known for his tenacity, work rate, and technical ability, which make him a valuable asset for the team.
The Spanish international has been working hard to regain his fitness in recent weeks and has been taking part in full training sessions with the rest of the squad. Ancelotti will be monitoring his progress closely over the next few days to determine whether he is ready to start in the final.
Meanwhile, there is still some doubt over the fitness of midfielder. Luka Modric, who has been struggling with a muscle injury. The Croatian international missed the team’s recent win over Eibar and could also be a doubt for the final.
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Modric has been a key player for Real Madrid over the years, providing creativity and vision in midfield. He has won four Champions League titles and two. La Liga titles with the club, as well as the Ballon d’Or in 2018.
If Modric is unable to play, it will be a blow for Real Madrid, who will need to find a way to replace his influence in midfield. Ancelotti may opt to bring in another midfielder, such as. Isco or Federico Valverde, or he could choose to change the team’s formation to adapt to Modric’s absence.
Despite the uncertainty over Modric’s fitness. Ancelotti will be confident in his team’s ability to win the Copa del Rey final. Real Madrid have been in good form in recent weeks, winning five of their last six games in all competitions.