“Juan will unfortunately be out for a couple of weeks, so he missed tonight,” said the boss after the game.
“We hope that they [Scott, Donny and Edinson] can be available for the weekend but I’m not sure. Paul is still out for a few weeks, unfortunately.”
Victor Lindelof and Eric Bailly both performed well against La Real, when Harry Maguire was rested, to give Ole a nice selection poser at the heart of the defence, as he could also opt to field three centre-backs in the capital. Bailly made the Europa League Team of the Week for the second time in a row.
“Both of them played really well,” explained the manager.
“We’ve got Eric, Victor and Harry, three very good centre-backs that I can rely on and Axel [Tuanzebe] as well, so I’ve got four to choose from. Axel played in midfield this evening but sometimes it’s the opposition and sometimes it’s the form. I think the two of them will keep on playing, maybe playing together as well.”