Real Madrid started training in small groups today, for the first time after two months of isolation.
Zinedine Zidane’s squad returned to training on Monday, following the guidelines put in place by the Spanish Government. Thibaut Courtois explained how the session went in an interview with Television Espanola:
“It’s individual training and we have to disinfect everything.
“It was strange, different from normal but feeling the grass and being able to train is better than nothing.”
Courtois added, “We have to wear gloves and a mask, be two meters from each other.” Members of the professional staff were compelled to wear masks for safety.
Courtois had caused a stir before two weeks by suggesting that if the season were to be cancelled, it would have been unfair to hand over the title to Barcelona, who is currently sitting at top of Primera.
“At no point did I say that Real Madrid had to be declared champions. If the league ends, we’re in a better position even if we lost to Betis. If we play the 11 remaining matches then I am confident that my team can win the league”, Courtois confirmed.
La Liga remains hopeful that the competition can resume where it had left off before the COVID-19 pandemic took hold in Europe, although no concrete date has been set for a restart.