The Spanish defensive midfielder of Real Madrid Xabi Alonso picked up an injury during Real Madrid’s latest La Liga match where they managed to collect all 3 points as they defeated Valencia with a narrow scoreboard of 3-2.

Alonso received an elbow hit from Jeremy Mathieu in the 2nd half which was the primary reason that caused his injury.

‘After undergoing medical tests it has been found that Xabi Alonso has a perforated left eardrum as a result of a blow received in the match against Valencia,’ The Real Madrid medical report released online.

It is still not certain on how long it would take for the full recovery to be completed but the Spanish titans already are on a 2 week Christmas break giving the midfielder enough time to make it back in time for Real Madrid’s competitive matches that start on January 6 against Celta Vigo.

With the arrival of Gareth Bale to Real Madrid, some rumors started to emerge stating that the Argentine Angel Di Maria would leave the club as there would be no space left for him in the plans of Carlo Ancelotti but according to the former player of Benfica, he has no intentions on leaving Real Madrid.

“I knew that a €100 million player was coming and he had to play,” Di Maria told reporters.

“No I have not asked out. My head is at Real Madrid. You journalists put that I was going to Tottenham or another club. You know where these reports come out. I’m happy at Real Madrid. I never asked for a renewal. A player who does not play cannot request a renewal.”

Even with the arrival of Gareth Bale to Real Madrid, Angel Di Maria still remains being a regular starter as he has been featured in almost all of the matches for his club in this season.