New signing Luka Modric will be available for the second leg of the Suoercopa against FC Barcelona tomorrow. The Croatian has not been training with his team mates in an effort to show Tottenham that he was desperate to leave and join Madrid. Pepe has been recovering from a nasty bang on the head and has been given the all clear by medical experts.
Jose Mourinho will be glad to have his gladiator Pepe back in action. The Portuguese manager has apparently given the whole squad a dressing down after their defeat by Getafe on Sunday. Mourinho told the press that he would not comment on what he said to his players, but admitted that every single part of the performance was not up to scratch.
Pepe will not give up and has always played out of his skin against Barcelona. Madrid are at home tomorrow and are only 3-2 behind from the first leg. Mourinho will, therefore, be hoping to keep the game tight and allow the individual brilliance of Ronaldo, Benzema,Higuain, Di Maria or Ozil to grab a winner.
I do not expect Modric to start because of his lack of fitness, but his skill and vision in the centre could be just what Madrid need late in the game.