After all the controversy surrounding the Spanish Supercopa being played in Saudi Arabia, things seem to have calmed down a bit, but there is still one problem: the players will have to face very different temperatures than what their bodies are currently used to.
Real Madrid completed their last training session after a mew plague of injuries. Marcelo, Eden Hazard, Marco Asensio, James Rodriguez and Lucas Vazquez were not in the session. while Gareth Bale practiced alone on the pitch.
We are heading towads the second half of the season now, and some teams do not have a coach guaranteed in a year's time. There are six coaches who would be without a contract in June 2020, as reviewed by the newspaper 'Marca'.
Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane appeared at the press conference prior to the duel with Espanyol. The Frenchman gave his opinion on injuries and made it clear that he is very happy coaching the club.
The Dutch midfielder has been linked to a number of clubs in the past few months, but it seems he has made his choice. Indeed, it seems Donny Van de Beek would prefer to play under Zinedine Zidane than Jose Mourinho.
Gareth Bale suffers from swelling which could keep him out for the 'Clasico', the game between Real Madrid and Barcelona. This is his 25th setback since he arrived at Madrid, one more than what he suffered at Tottenham Hotspur.