Zinedine Zidane admits he is ‘annoyed’ by the number of injuries his Real Madrid squad has sustained this season.
Ferland Mendy has become the latest player to fall to a muscular injury – with an adductor muscular pull ruling him out of the upcoming games against Osasuna and Atletico Madrid.
Marcelo is also currently unavailable while a host of other first-team players have had spells out with injuries including Eden Hazard, Brahim Diaz and Toni Kroos.
“I'm going to say the same thing, it bothers me a lot because I don't want my injured players but this is a part of football,” Zidane told reporters, as cited by Marca.
“We take good care of them and the people who work here are very good, but that is not everything and you have to accept it. I hope it's a small thing but it can happen because the matches demand a lot from you.
“The players never rest, selection matches and after seven games that come now the selection returns. I am annoyed by this, yes, but I am not worried about.
“Not much about the physical preparation has changed and everyone thinks of the good of the team, they are valid people and they have won a lot – I believe in the people I work with.
“We worked very hard in pre-seasons and we are not the only team with problems.”