When Real Madrid return to training, the players will all be there.

And it won’t be just on the pitch.

In the dressing room, they’ll all have to show up.

There will be the usual pre-season training sessions, with the players on the touchline, the press box, the sidelines, the stands.

There is no place for them on the training field, so the only way to really get to know them is to watch them in person.

For the first time in their careers, there will be a real sense of camaraderie.

At a time when Real Madrid are preparing for the 2018-19 season, this is something they will all really appreciate.