Tristan to be ready for Paraguay clash
By Graeme Bailey. Last Updated: January 1, 1970 1:00am
SPANISH striker Deigo Tristan expects to be fit for Spain's clash with Paraguay on Friday.
The Deportivo La Coruna ace hurt his right ankle in Spain's opening 3-1 win over Slovenia on Sunday and was replaced by Fernando Morientes in the second half.
However, despite not training much since the last game, Tristan is confident he will make Friday's encounter.
"I'm feeling very, very good," he said.
"I'm back training with my team mates and I don't think there'll be any problem for Friday."
Another injury doubt for Spain, Valencia midfielder David Albelda, is also confident of being fit for the game, despite only just returning to training following a groin injury
"I'd say I'm in the right sort of condition to play." said Albedla.
"Whether I'm absolutely 100 percent is another matter but I've been training at the same intensity as the rest of the squad and I think I'm ready. It's up to the coach to decide."
Left back Juanfran is not a doubt, despite being stretched off in the game with Slovenia.
The Celta star injured his ankle, but was back in training on Monday and has not suffered any adverse reactions.