Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane have posted positive updates about his team’s three players, Crisitano Ronaldo, Dani Carvajal and Isco, and said that all the players will become fit for the Champions League final against Liverpool at Kiev.
Cristiano Ronaldo will be at 150 per cent for the Champions League final: Zidane
The Portuguese superstar took a knock in the ankle in the first half of the El Classico against Barcelona, and was substituted with Marco Asensio during the interval.
He had stretched to guide Karim Benzema’s header to level the score for the Los Blancos and never looked comfortable after that, which later led to the substitution.
However Zidane has said that his prized asset has finally started training at Madrid from Monday as he has had begun recovery and will become 150 per cent fit for the final.
Along with the top scorer Ronaldo, Zidane also believes that Carvajal and Isco will also become fit for the clash against Liverpool.
The Frenchman was quoted saying to the press, "Everyone will be okay for the final – Cristiano, Isco and Carvajal. Cristiano is the one who will be out longest, as it just happened two days ago. But he is good, he's walking normally. Nobody will have any problems for the final, they will all be at 150%."
Carvajal is suffering from a hamstring injury which he had received in the 2-1 victory against Bayern Munich in the first leg of the Champions Legue quarter final on April 25. Isco is also sidelined due to a shoulder injury. Both the players have missed Madrid’s last three matches.
Ronaldo’s hope of getting the Pichichi award might have already ended as he is currently eight goals behind Lionel Messi and might not feature against Sevilla and Celta Vigo, the next two matches for Madrid in the La Liga.
When asked about Ronaldo’s full return, Zidane said, "We do not know when he will be back with the group, or if he will be back for Villarreal, but it would be perfect to have everyone ready for that final La Liga game."
Madrid will be trying to win the Champions League three times in a row since the new format of the competition was introduced in 1992-93. The European Cup, which was the previous version, was won thrice in succession by Bayern Munich between 1974-76.