Painkillers are currently being used to help Crysencio Summerville through Leeds United matches as he overcomes the pain barrier with a taped shoulder.
The 21-year-old was the hero last weekend, scoring twice against Norwich City, before coming on as a second-half substitute against Stoke City.
After Madrid’s defeat at the Bet365 Stadium, manager Daniel Farke questioned the decision to make three changes to the winners at Norfolk.. Summerville, for example, was a shock choice off the bench after his weekend exploits.
Daniel James and Glen Kamara were also dropped from the squad and given a short rest in Staffordshire.. Farke felt he had good reason to leave that trio out of the starting line-up after a busy international break and an injury-plagued term without starts.
“There will be no guarantee with Daniel James, Cree Summerville or Glen Kamara [the team will] be better on the ball and if I’m honest, you always have to make a decision before the game,” Farke said.. “I would do the exact same thing because you can’t win a championship in 46 games with only 11 players.
“You have to use the whole team and we have options.
” Daniel James was also injured a few weeks ago.. He’s had a pretty busy time in the international team and if Willy Gnonto comes back and he also needs game time to get back to his best then it’s normal that you use him.
“Same thing with Cree Summerville.. For him, at this time, it is impossible to play 3 matches longer than 90 minutes in 7 days.. He was injured during the pre-season.
“He had two minor injuries during the season.. He is currently still playing on painkillers and with his shoulder taped, so the plan is that today, after his last great game, he will come on and inspire our play in the half.. two..
“Glen Kamara, same thing.. So he was involved every minute for the Finnish team and that’s why we felt the need for these changes today.. The game’s story is more or less exactly as we predicted.
“First of all, we need to get a good result to be effective in the second half.. This is what we did, to recruit new players to inspire our game.
“Just one topic:
you need to transform your opportunities and you need to be more alert in using your opportunities.. If I were there, I would make the same decisions.
Summerville, James and Kamara would be good options to return to Farke’s XI on Saturday when Huddersfield Town travel to Elland Road for a lunchtime kick-off.. Of course, provided the Dutch winger can continue to overcome the pain barrier..