Dani Carvajal had a night of mixed emotions in Milan as he suffered an injury that has now ruled him out of Euro 2016 even as Real Madrid won an unprecedented 11th Champions League crown.
Dani Carvajal can count himself very unlucky as a night of celebration for his club was soured on a personal level due to his injury. “After the tests carried out at the Sanitas La Moraleja University Hospital, Daniel Carvajal has been diagnosed with a grade two injury to the right iliopsoas,” read a statement from Real Madrid (via Sky Sports). Carvajal had a scan on Monday which revealed that he will be out of action for around a month.
The right-back was substituted early in the second half with his injury as he helped Real Madrid claim a record 11th Champions League crown against their bitter rivals Atletico Madrid. Spain manager Vicente Del Bosque has named Hector Bellerin in the Euro 2016 squad as Carvajal’s replacement.
The 24-year-old Real Madrid defender has had a mixed season, with his form fluctuating throughout the course of the campaign. However, he was showing signs of consistency and would have provided Atletico counterpart Juanfran with serious competition for a starting role.
Bellerin deservedly works his way to the national squad
Meanwhile, Hector Bellerin finds himself in Spain’s senior squad — a just reward for his magnificent season in the Premier League. The Arsenal right-back has enjoyed a fantastic season with the Gunners, making 44 appearances through the course of the campaign. Bellerin, 21, has developed massively over the period of the past 12 months and has received brilliant reviews from his peers and manager as he looks to grow both at the club and international level.
Although Vicente Del Bosque will be disappointed to lose a reliable defender in Carvajal, he can certainly find comfort in the fact that he has the likes of Juanfran, Bellerin and Cesar Azpilicueta to choose from for the right-back role.