Atlético's squad is practically done, in the absence of resolution the Saúl case and a footballer arrives for the front, either Griezmann or a purer ram. In the rest of the lines there will be little movement, although in the club it arises the question of whether it would be good for Simeone to have a fifth center for emergencies and to rotate. The four of the squad work, but they can fall short and the sports direction studies it.
The first point to keep in mind is that Simeone increasingly uses the three-center scheme and there any injury or penalty leaves the technician on the wire. The versatility of footballers is usually the solution when there is a hole, but the center of the rear is a difficult position to cover with patches. Luckily last season Savic, Felipe and Hermoso held on well physically, although Giménez had more muscular problems.
In this course, to begin with, Savic drags a four-match suspension in the Champions League That is quite worrying, because the Montenegrin was one of the most reliable men in Atlético who won the League. In addition, he is recovering from a myofascial injury to his right quadriceps. PhilipFor his part, he is close to overcoming the partial tear in the external lateral ligament of his right knee that he suffered with Brazil. Gimenez He has not yet returned from the vacations after the Copa América. Handsome Yes, he works with the team from day one, although in his case it should be noted that he also exercises as left back. For everything, as for Cholo a central fails him, he will be in a hurry even if he retakes the classic defense of four.
The technician has a couple of solutions around the house. The initial plan points to Nehuén, after their assignments at Famalicão and Granada, to start tanning as a rojiblanco. The Argentine, 21, is in the games And it has a drawback: it is extra-community. With Felipe, Lodi and Trippier in the squad it is almost impossible to stay, except for a change in the regulations that allows the British not to occupy one of the three chips.
The other possibility is Montero. The 22-year-old center-back has returned from his loan at Besiktas, where he played 1,243 minutes in 17 games. In 18-19 it was already an emergency resource for Simeone, who He used it in nine league games, two in the Champions League and three in the Cup before he went on a first loan to Deportivo.
The coaching staff is also getting to know in this preseason to Marco Moreno, 21-year-old head office of the subsidiary, which has reached Fran González from Mallorca. And as in all lines, the club is attentive to possible opportunities offered by the market, always at low cost. A new dilemma faced by Simeone and Atleti …