Islam Slimani is in Spain with the first team squad after Rafa made a late decision to include him.
But he is not training with the rest of the squad in Spain and instead he has a training plan that he is keeping with the help of one of the fitness coaches.
Rafa was interviewed from Murcia in Spain today, and he talked about the lads having a good first training session.
Islam Slimani – relaxing in Murcia, Spain today
Rafa was asked specifically about Slimani and this is what he said:
“He has a plan, he has to follow that plan.” “He is working with the fitness coach and he’s improving but he has to follow the plan.”
Slimani has been recovering from a thigh injury which he sustained in mid-January when he was training with Leicester City, but it’s been slow in healing.
It’s doubtful that he will play any part in the game against Royal Antwerp on Sunday which is split into three 45 minute segments – so every player on the trip can get some playing time.
Then we will have to wait and see if he Slimani is allowed to join the Algerian squad who are scheduled to play two friendly games during this upcoming International break.
Again, we would be surprised if he joins them for any length of time.
What do you think about this?