Real Madrid coach decides on Lunin's fate after main goalkeeper's injury
Ukraine goalkeeper Andriy Lunin will be in the starting lineup of Real Madrid for the first match of the new soccer season, in which the team will face Athletic from Bilbao in a principled confrontation on Saturday, August 12. At the same time, the capital club is still not sure whether they will enter the transfer market after a serious injury of Belgian Thibaut Courtois.
This was stated by Real Madrid head coach Carlo Ancelotti at a press conference, El Espanol reports. The Italian specialist expressed full confidence in our compatriot, noting that the whole team believes in his skills, which should help him to replace the main goalkeeper.
"I want to wish Courtois a speedy recovery and encourage Lunin as we have a lot of confidence in him. We know he is a great talent, but he lacks experience. He will gain it day by day, game by game. The confidence in Lunin is complete. We will think whether we should add another goalkeeper to the squad. Lunin will play on Saturday. When it became known about Courtois' injury, we thought about giving Lunin such an opportunity," Ancelotti said.
Courtois tore cruciate ligaments and is out until at least April. Real is considering the possibility of inviting a new goalkeeper. A video showing how Lunin argues with the goalkeeper coach of Madrid during training has appeared online.
As reported by OBOZREVATEL, the leader of the Ukrainian national team Ruslan Malynovsky decided to leave the French Marseille and move to the team where he will become a replacement for a player of the Russian national team. In addition, the goalkeeper of Shakhtar Donetsk Anatoly Trubin moved to a titled European club.