Huge fitness update ahead of Tottenham clash against Real Madrid - report
By Aramide Oladipo
Real Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas is pushing hard to return from injury to face Tottenham in the upcoming Champions League clash, according to a report.
Spanish publication AS claims that the 30-year-old is setting his sights on playing a part when Mauricio Pochettino’s men travel to the Bernabeu on Tuesday evening.
The La Liga champions posted a picture of the Costa Rica international returning to first-team training on their official Twitter account on Sunday morning.
???? ¡@NavasKeylor volvió a entrenarse con el grupo!
— Real Madrid C.F. (@realmadrid) October 15, 2017
Navas suffered a muscular injury whilst on international duty last week which meant that he missed the World Cup qualifier against Panama and also Madrid’s weekend victory against Getafe.
This is a huge fitness boost for the Champions League holders key first-team players such as Gareth Bale, Mateo Kovacic and Dani Carvajal are reportedly set to miss out.
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Zinedine Zidane’s side currently trail bitter rivals Barcelona by eight points in La Liga.
Navas has enjoyed great success during his three-year spell as Madrid’s number one between the sticks, winning a total of two Champions League trophies and a La Liga title.
These upcoming back-to-back clashes against Madrid will be a massive test for Spurs and it would sent a message should they top the group which contains the current holders.
In other Tottenham news, one star man is looking to triple his wages as contract talks open.