Tottenham secured an impressive point on their trip to the Bernabeu to face Real Madrid earlier this week, and they’ll be hoping for better in the reserve fixture in a fortnight’s time.
Things are finely poised in Group H, as the two clubs sit level on seven points apiece with an identical goal difference, and so it could come down to the result at Wembley to determine who finishes top and has the advantage heading into the knockout stage.
As confirmed by Real in the tweet below, they could be at risk of being without goalkeeper Keylor Navas for the trip to London after he suffered a reoccurrence of a thigh muscle injury.
— Real Madrid C.F. (@realmadrid) October 20, 2017
The Spanish giants don’t offer a possible recovery timeline, but Goal.com have suggested that the Costa Rica international is now a doubt for the encounter with Spurs.
It’s claimed that the 30-year-old is facing a two-week spell on the sidelines, thus putting him at major risk of missing the showdown on November 1, while he’ll also likely to miss clashes with Eibar and Girona in the league.
Zinedine Zidane was already without Mateo Kovacic, Gareth Bale and Daniel Carvajal this week, and so with a deficit to make up domestically coupled with their ambitions of pipping Tottenham to first place in their Champions League group, another setback is hardly what the French tactician would have wanted.
Nevertheless, he does a deep squad to call upon, with Kiko Casilla likely to get the nod in the absence of Navas.