Clubs like Real Madrid aren’t usually pleased when half the squad goes off to play for the national team yet with the current string of injuries getting extra time to recover, Real Madrid has no complaints.
Marcelo, James and Mendy are finishing up their respective recoveries and will be available for upcoming matches against Mallorca, Galatasaray and the first Clasico of the season.
With just one point from 2 matches in the Champions League, the upcoming match against Galatasaray is a must win.
After his injury in the Granada match Kroos is still in a 2-3 week recovery process which will cause him to miss this all important match and most likely the Clasico as well.
Some time with their respective countries can also be a positive for certain players under scrutiny. Players like Gareth Bale tend to shine when playing for their country, bringing back renewed confidence for club play.