Yesterday, Real Madrid issued a statement confirming Éder Militão, one of his players, is positive to coronavirus. As such, the Brazilian defender will not be part of the Champions’ League match against Inter Milan tonight.
The Spanish club issued a statement on their official website mentioning that Éder Militão has tested positive to Covid-19: “Real Madrid C. F. would like to inform that our player, Éder Militão, has tested positive in the COVID-19 tests carried out yesterday, Sunday morning. All the other players and the technical staff from the first team, as well as all the employees of the club who work directly with them, tested negative in that same test. The club would like to confirm once again that everyone, with the exception of Éder Militão, tested negative in the antigen tests carried out that same morning”.
During the pre-game press conference, Varane commented the news about Éder Militão: “We know we have to be prepared for this kind of unexpected circumstance. You have to adapt and only think about what we can do”.
Following this news, Zinedine Zidane, Real Madrid coach, will not have many options for Real Madrid defensive line. Most like the 4 defenders will be Marcelo (left), Ferland Mendy (right), Sergio Ramos (centre) and Raphael Varane (centre).
Due to the poor performances in Champions League, the match against Inter Milan is crucial for both teams.