Thirteen days have passed since Asensio had to abandon the concentration of the National Team due to discomfort in the left kneecap. The medical tests set off alarms, but as the days went by it reduced everything from 'worrying' to 'scare'. So much so that Marco has reappeared this morning on the green of Valdebebas to put on his boots and work alone. The terms of his recovery are shortened by leaps and bounds, but his presence at the Reale Arena on Sunday (9:00 p.m., Movistar Partidazo) remains unlikely.
In the air are also the shares of Isco and Reguilón. They have both been on the training mat for several sessions, but always alone, never with the group. The premise of the caution with all the players it is almost a commandment in the white squad. The other side of the coin is still put Bale and Hazard, who completed another session inside the facilities and, six days before the league debut, they have not yet taken to the pitch or completed a single training session with the group. They also stayed in the gym Lucas Vázquez, Jovic and Odegaard, with mild discomfort.
The routine on the green began with series of warm-ups and stretches. The players then did exercises control, driving and movement of the ball, with the goalkeepers already in their specific area. The training ended with centers and shots on goal. The physical load was reduced in order not to force the machinery. The team will return tomorrow to play a training test against Getafe (12:00 hours) at the Alfredo Di Stéfano. It will be the first and only 'friendly' this preseason.