Cfour months after his last match with theBetisand three and a half of his time in the operating room to correct the lumbar disc herniation that he was balking since the start of the season,William CarvalhoYou are ready to return to the pitch. The Portuguese, overcome a hard phase of recovery, is already one more forRubyand prepares for its impending return to the calls.
Gone are the rest weeks after the surgical intervention inLisbon, the rehabilitation in the gym, the cross-country workouts through the mountains and the long-awaited moment when he could put his boots back on and step on the grass of theLuis del Sol Sports City. All of that is history for him and he is only thinking about overcoming the three great challenges that lie ahead in the coming months.
The first, take a position as the owner of a team whose core has significantly increased competition. The signings ofGuido RodrguezYCarles Ale, together with the presence of players likeChannels,Saved,JoaqunorFekir, among others, puts ‘carsima’ any ownership, even for a player like William, accustomed to playing absolutely everything when he has been in good physical condition.
His second challenge was to adapt to a position that, although not unknown to him, since he occupied it several times in his previous club, theSporting from Portugal, and in many games with the selection of your country, it will only be like greenish. The system changeRubyand the signing ofGuido Rodrguezas a pivot, in which he competes with the promotedEdgar, force toCarvalhoto fight for a hole inside. It is the place that many claimed for him since his arrival at the club for his excellent ball handling and his good conditions to reach the rival area from the second line, but he will have to confirm that in theBetisIt can also work there.
Finally,Carvalholook for the minutes of play necessary for the technician of the Portuguese team,Fernando Santos, put it back in it and include it in the list for theEurocupNext summerWilliamIt has been a fixture for the Portuguese national team in recent years. In his 59 matches as international he has played twoWorld Cups(2014 and 2018), aEurocup(with triumph in 2016) and aUEFA Nations League(in 2019, also with victory). If you give up these months, nobody doubts your presence.
The lesion ofAndrs Saved, that being off several days for a muscle problem, opens upWilliam Carvalhothe door to return to a call this weekend, to face theEibarinIpurua. If so, the deadlines set by the doctors will be met scrupulously and thatRubyI announced several weeks ago.