I hope all the American watishista/os had a lovely Thanksgiving. I spent the day cooking for the two dinners I went to and then eating approximately my body weight in delicious food. Needless to say, there was no activity today because I felt like a beached whale. The team, however, was working their fine arses off to prepare for Sunday’s match vs. Eibar.
José Carlos Lazo, Marcos Llorente, Philipp Lienhart and Borja Mayoral of Castilla joined the first team. Sergio & Marcelo worked on their recoveries. In additional crappy injury news, Varane got broken during the Shakhtar match. Urgh.
Twelve RM players made the shortlist for the FIFA FIFPro World XI 2015: Keylor Navas, Sergio Ramos, Pepe, Raphael Varane, Marcelo, Dani Carvajal, James Rodríguez, Luka Modric, Toni Kroos, Gareth Bale, Karim Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo. We have the most nominees of any team. The recipients will be announced at the Ballon D’Or gala on January 11, 2016.
Congrats also to Dani Carvajal won the Golden Boot at the Madrid Football Gala while Borja Mayoral and Marcos Asensio were recognized as part of Spain’s winning U-19 European Championship team.