The lockdown did not adversely affect the work of the Atletico Madrid team
The only thing that the Argentine requires from his team is to work out socks to achieve his goal. And in each session, they are all obliged to give everything and remain focused.
Diego’s goal is to qualify for the UCL
The lockdown did not adversely affect the work of the Atletico Madrid team. Diego Simeone’s side returned to training to bounce back and qualify for the Champions League for next season. The only thing that the Argentine requires from his team is to work out socks to achieve his goal and in each session. They are all obliged to give everything and remain focused. After almost three months without the ability to leave home. Not working with his team-mates and only thinking about playing football again. Simeone reminded his people where they came from and which way they should go. Aware of the high risk of injuries after three months of failure. Simeone needs all 23 of his players to be prepared in the event he needs them on the pitch.
Atletico wants to overtake 4th placed Real Sociedad
Although he is not keen on high rotations, he will give several players who are not seen as starters such as Vitolo, Thomas Lemar, Hector Herrera, and Mario Hermoso the opportunity to prove their worth. Atletico seeks to overtake Real Sociedad and jump into the top four to secure their qualifications for the main competition in Europe. Simeone emphasized that the position in the starting lineup was earned on the pitch. As happened with Marcos Llorente, who shone in their 3-2 victory over Liverpool before the break. The former Real Madrid midfielder is in great shape. And is expected to be rewarded by an Argentinean coach with a spot in the starting eleven against the Athletic Club.
He and Yannick Carrasco are likely to be the cause of Simeone’s decision to drop Alvaro Morata on a bench against the Basque side, despite Chelsea’s former striker, the team’s top scorer this season.