Lopetegui confident of Bales return for Real Madrid

first_imgReal Madrid boss Julen Lopetegui is hopeful that Gareth Bale will be available for Saturday’s game with Levante in La LigaThe 29-year-old winger was forced to withdraw from the Wales squad over the international break after sustaining a groin injury in Real’s 1-0 defeat to Deportivo Alaves last time out.But Bale has since returned to full training with Los Blancos and Lopetegui is feeling “optimistic” about the Welshman’s chances of making the squad for this weekend.“Some players have had the chance to take the time out and get back from injuries. In the short time we’ve seen the players we think we have more players back than we had before,” Lopetegui told reporters on the club website.“We have to see what happens in training about [the game]. We’re optimistic, we’ll have to wait to see to make decisions. [With] Bale we’ll wait and see what happens in training, we’re optimistic.“Gareth’s been very responsible about his injury, he hasn’t played with the international team when he could have tried to, it’s good to see he has that responsibility and we have a good chance to get him fit.”The former Spain boss is pleased to see Isco available once more after recovering from an appendicitis problem.David Villa, SpainQuiz: How much do you know about David Villa? Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to test your knowledge about Spanish legendary forward David Villa.“He’s a very important player, no doubt about that, like many of them, he’s had appendicitis, it’s difficult to control,” added Lopetegui.“He’s obviously someone that will come in to play and help us out in the near future.“We always want to have as many players as possible available. Of course, we’re happy to have Isco available to select for Saturday if necessary.”Although full-back Dani Carvajal will remain on the sidelines for Saturday.😎 Cool as a [email protected] | #RMCity pic.twitter.com/M4s04iE1Ap— Real Madrid C.F. 🇬🇧🇺🇸 (@realmadriden) October 18, 2018last_img

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