The player is doubtful for Sunday’s game due to a back problem, but he is not expected to return to Madrid.
David Alaba was unable to finish Austria’s match against France last night. The Real Madrid player left the field after 69 minutes due to muscle pain. After the game, the Austrian coach assured that it was not a simple inconvenience, but an injury.
“Alaba is injured and can’t be there on Sunday. He has problems and he said it’s in his back. He couldn’t continue playing and now he’s not sure if he can play on Sunday,” explains the Austrian coach. .
Words that put Real Madrid on edge, but today the news is rather reassuring. After talks with the Austrian Football Association and the player himself, Real Madrid staff have been informed that the defender does not have any serious injuries.
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Given this fact, Alaba will remain with the Austrian national team and will not return to Madrid prematurely. This is the idea that the player and the officials of the national team have at the moment.
Although he is doubtful for the game against Croatia, he will remain with Austria pending the course of his back problems. What is clear is that Alaba will not risk playing against Croatia, even though Austria is playing to avoid relegation to League B of the Nations League.