Real Madrid will play their preseason match this Sunday (22/8) against Hercules Alicante. But having ten days to start the League, Mourinho has decided to give it rest for Cristiano Ronaldo, Casillas, Higuain, Xabi Alonso, and probably Ramos aswell.
They are players who had a fewer days off, and have to get their batteries charge for facing the first competition this season. Mou wants them to be in a good condition, since those five are important players for the squad.
Sergio Ramos and Casillas has played 228 minutes between, while Xabi has played 207 minutes. The three, apart from Real Madrid, had to travel to Mexico to play for the national team.
Higuain already played for 196 minutes, and even though Cristiano didn’t play with Portugal early this season, he has already played for 264 minutes.
Looks like this upcoming match will be the first appearance for Mesut Ozil as one of the Whites player.