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Toni Kroos the latest injury setback for Real Madrid ahead of Alaves clash

Posted: 22 September 2017 Time: 14:52

Toni Kroos has become the latest casualty in the Real Madrid infirmary ahead of Saturday’s trip to Alaves.

The Galacticos are without a host of players through injury, including Mateo Kovacic, Marcelo, Theo Hernandez, Jesus Vallejo and Karim Benzema.

Kroos now joins that list with a rib injury as Los Blancos look to turn around their staggered early-season form this weekend.

“Toni [Kroos] is unavailable, he had a rib problem after Wednesday and we won’t risk him,” Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane told a press conference.

“Hopefully he’s back with us on Tuesday (against Borussia Dortmund).

“Having injuries is always frustrating but over the course of a season this can happen and we must be able to deal with it.

“These things happen in football and right now we are in a bad moment, but I am very happy with how we are playing and what we are doing.

“La Liga has just begun and it’s a very long season, every team has bad patches so it is premature to rush to conclusions – we always have the aim of winning our next game.

“Coming up against Enzo? I am very happy for him of course but I hope he does not score – we will both aim for our respective sides to win.”

Article by: Staff Reporter
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