Real Madrid will be without Fabio Ceontrao not until early March after the Portuguese left-back was injured in a practice session. Coentrao confirmed a calf injury on his right leg. He is expected to miss up to three weeks so will miss the first leg 16 of the Champions League match against Schalke and three La Liga contra Deportivo La Coruna, Elche, and Villarreal. This season, Coentrao only becomes Carlo Ancelotti’s second choice in the post left behind Marcelo. He only appeared starter three times in La Liga this season and the results are somewhat disappointing.
Coentrao from Portugal is the second player who meets the Madrid injury list, he followed Pepe who had already been absent. 31-year-old center-back has been pulled over since 18 January. This is the second injury period Pepe injury after the second half of September, he also missed the first three games. Still from the back row, Ancelotti also lost Sergio Ramos. Due to a hamstring problem he will not be able to enter the Real Madrid squad to five weeks. While the middle of the field there are Luka Modric and the injured Sami Khedira. Planned to make a comeback in late February after being sidelined since November, Modric is now even rumored to need more time to fully recover.
The series of injuries that come to some players in a row aggravate Madrid latter speed is slowed. Real Madrid last weekend crushing defeat of Atletico Madrid with a score of 0-4, while in the Copa del Rey they also sacked his city’s brother. Although still standing at the top, Madrid is now just one point alone with Barclona.
Though true, Portugal defender is considered to have tremendous potential by Don Carletto, after he played in almost all the important games are played Madrid in season 13/14. “He is a player that is very competitive, especially in the capture of a core. He was not lucky because they have suffered injury. Last season, in addition to physical problems, “he had to get help from one of the staff team,” said Ancelotti on a ball. “But he gave substantial help to the team. He played in all the matches played by the team vital. One aspect that I think could be improved is the concentration and motivation, which should continue to exist, although in practice sessions though,” he concluded.