Carvajal’s pericarditis could have very well put Real Madrid’s 2017-2018 in jeopardy, especially after Los Blancos decided to sell Danilo to Manchester City and spend the season without a pure backup to the Spanish defender. However, coach Zinedine Zidane spoke about Carvajal’s illness and revealed that he could be back very soon.
"With the heart we can’t take it lightly and we must be patient. That’s it. He’s okay, relaxed and he knows that those who are dealing with his recovery are doing things perfectly. We want him 100% and it's a matter of days. It could be a week or two and then he’ll be at 100%. He wants to get back, but his health is the most important thing,” said Zidane.
The French coach also shared some optimistic words about Bale’s injury.
"Every day he’s better. He can’t play yet. He’s had two things: the first in Dortmund and then he aggravated something in the soleus. I can’t tell you when or how, but he's better. We’ll monitor it day by day. He wants to return as soon as possible and that’s good. We’re only interested in the present. After the Dortmund match he was only overloaded but two days later he wanted to try it and that’s when he noticed something in the soleus,” explained the coach.
Real Madrid will face Getafe this Saturday with Carvajal, Bale, Kovacic and Keylor Navas out with injuries.