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THINKING OF REAL MADRID

11 Mar 2008
The squad resumed the trainings on Tuesday, the novelty was to see Guardado working with the group without problems. The players seem to be fully motivated for the game against the Madrilenians, as it can be noticed reading their declarations. Meanwhile, Schusted is hoping to see Van Nistelrooy's recuperation, the Dutch striker might be available for the game at the Riazor.

Just hours after Deportivo landed in La Coru�a coming back from the trip to Valencia, the players started to demonstrate their will in order to face Real Madrid. The first one that talked was striker Xisco, the Mallorcan assured at the airport that Real Madrid will add a new defeat at the Riazor "Right now Real Madrid is coming, another complicate game, but we think we can defeat them. They spent the last seventeen years without winning on here and now this mark will be extended to 18 matches."

Later, on Tuesday, it was Fabricio Coloccini who talked about the new confidence earned by  Deportivo during the last encounters "We have improved our mentality, now when the rival scores a goal against us, we aren't failing down, therefore we think we can continue following this line against Real Madrid."

And the most bizarre comments were made by Julian De Guzm�n, the Canadian joked about his only goal in liga, the one he scored two seasons ago against Real Madrid "If I score again in la liga during the game against Real Madrid, I could live without sex for one year." De Guzm�n is living his best moment on the campaign, he's an important piece in midfield and haven't lost a minute on the pitch within the last 21 matches of Depor.

Depor's squad resumed the trainings on Tuesday, the novelty was to see Andr�s Guardado working with normality and all appoints he's prepared to return, a fact that means a problem for Lotina, because with Wilhelmsson and Lafita as the most in-form players at Depor, he will need to choose who will stay on the bench for Saturday's clash.

So far, the only casualties for the game are Cristian Hidalgo (knee) and Gustavo Mun�a (knee sprain), both players could resume the normal trainings during the next week. Striker Adri�n still struggling with an ankle injury and he's doubtful for the game. Also, Sebasti�n Taborda didn't took part of the session, but it was because he asked for permission for personal reasons.

REAL MADRID: WAITING FOR VAN NISTELROOY
Meanwhile, Bernd Schuster is hoping that Ruud Van Nistelrooy will be ready for the match at the Riazor, the Dutch striker has been out during the last games due to an injury on his right ankle, but he trained on Tuesday and doctors will scan his condition at the end of the week, then they will decide if the ex-Manchester United forward is ready to return or if his return will be delayed until the match against Valencia.

Who are already discarded for injury reasons are Arjen Robben (ankle), Michel Salgado (left knee) and Christoph Metzelder (Achilles), while Sergio Ramos is suspended. Fabio Cannavaro is appointed to return after missing the game with Espanyol, while Fernando Gago is doubtful for muscular problems.

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