Real Madrid Manager Carlo Ancelotti has claimed that Dani Carvajal could still play the Madrid derby on Sunday night, after the veteran picked up a muscle injury in training.
He is ruled out for their clash with Union Berlin at the Santiago Bernabeu, as they open their Champions League campaign. Ancelotti confirmed that lucas Vazquez would start in his stead.
“Yes I know. Lucas Vazquez will be the substitute. If I didn’t know, we would be pretty f*****.”
Carvajal has been a key part of Real Madrid’s 100% record in La Liga so far, and Ancelotti will no doubt be desperate to have him for their trip across the city to face Atletico Madrid.
“He has a strain, and tomorrow he will have tests. We have preferred to give him a rest, the player is fine and we think it is not going to be something serious.”
“He still has a chance to play on Sunday, The feelings of the player are quite good. But tests tomorrow.”