Real Madrid full-back Fabio Coentrao has admitted he is ‘in no condition’ to play for the club as a summer exit looks inevitable.
The 29-year-old has featured only once in La Liga this season and missed last year’s European Championships with Portugal due to ongoing fitness issues, and he appears to have all-but-confirmed he will be leaving the Bernabeu.
"I'm in no condition to play for Real Madrid," Coentrao lamented.
"I want to return to my best next season.
"I have a contract with Real Madrid until 2019, so if they continue to count on me, perfect – if not I'll choose my own path.
"Maybe returning to Portugal would help me recover the level of play I once had. We should all admit our limitations at some point in our lives and I feel that right now this club demands a level of play I'm not at.
"I hope to play three or four more years at the highest level, I know I can do it."