Carlo Ancelotti announced that the Croatian midfielder Luka Modric will come back after being injured 3 months when the Madridistas face Schalke 04 for the second leg of the round of 16 stage in the Champions League.
March 10 will be the day that Modric will play the first official match of the year, after three and a half months of injury. Until then, he will continue to gain physical tone in training. Modric already trains at the same pace as his teammates in the sports city of Valdebebas, as Ancelotti confirmed that the Croatian needs to get back as soon as possible to be the brain of the team.
“He has done a great work in training but he is not ready to play against Villareal, this Sunday March 1st, but will be apt and ready to play against the blue germans” said Carlo Ancelotti. Real Madrid and Schalke will fight to win a place in the quarter final leg of the most sought after cup in Europe, the Champions League.
Ancelotti said the return of two other crucial players like Sergio Ramos and Sami Khedira will happen throughout the course of these two weeks. On the other hand, Colombian James Rodriguez who recently suffered a tough injury stay away from the pitch for two months.
Thinking in Modric’s recovery, as well as Sergio and Khedira, we will come to the most important point of the season with the whole team in good physical and mental condition,’ Ancelotti said .
After 3 months of injury, one of the geniuses of Real Madrid comes back to help “los blancos” gain momentum.