Prudence with David Silva

The Real squad arrives with the hook to this final “rush” of the League, somewhat “stiff” in the physical section after having already exceeded 4,000 minutes of official competition. The season has left its mark on all the players and also on one of the most decisive, David
Silva. Saturday’s match against Huesca is the one marked for his return after his new injury, the one suffered on April 3 in the final of the Copa del Rey. However, as MD has learned, Imanol he wants to handle himself wisely and does not have all of them with him. He hopes that the Gran Canaria will carry out part of today’s training in Zubieta, the first after two days of a necessary holiday for the squad, so that he can have his first minutes in the El Alcoraz match. What seems clear is that the Arguineguín will not play at the start and it is not ruled out, depending on the feelings he has in the practices today and tomorrow, that his reappearance in the match against Elche in Anoeta on Friday, May 7, be postponed. (21 hours).

The Real he has had to get used to living, playing and competing without the great star signed last summer. It has cost him horrors, but he has succeeded. In fact, the txuri urdin squad has managed to defeat its opponent, not without working hard, in the last two games, which is rare this season. And is that before last week’s match, Real had only won two of the 20 official matches played this year without Silva. Now there are four wins in 22 games, a statistic that is still revealing.

And is that the Real When the Gran Canaria is not playing, they play something else, win less, score fewer goals and fit in more. And the bad thing is that the unexpected carousel of injuries that the ‘21’ txuri urdin has dragged has forced him to have to do without him systematically.

Half of 2018/19

The data illustrates that Silva he has already missed more than half the season. He has participated in 1,586 of the 4,050 minutes in which the Real has competed this year both in the League and in the Copa del Rey this year and in the past (final), the Europa League and the Super Cup. Of 45 games played, the former City player has taken part in 23. If he does not arrive to play in Huesca, he will have already been absent in the middle. Last season he played 41 games and 2,687 minutes for City with Guardiola, figures that this course will not even be able to approach. But it is that in the 2018/19 season, he reached 50 games and 3,727 minutes dressed in the light blue jersey of the ‘citizen’, figures that double those of this year.

Silva He started by playing everything, but he has been participating in almost nothing for a long time, except for the final.

Imanol, in principle, he does not lose anyone for Huesca, but he has the good news of being able to recover an important footballer like Aritz
Elustondo and maybe another like Carlos
Fernandez, who did not play in Eibar due to suspension. The Sevillian is still in doubt, since he ended up with severe discomfort due to a contracture in the match seven days ago against Celta. He has not yet trained with the group, but will test today.