Cunha-Griezmann to Anoeta

The original objective is. the Champions. The classification for the next season. But there is still another, third place and what that means. And under that premise, Atlético exercised this morning at Cerro del Espino. A session with absences, that of João Félix, who wanted, thought he could reach the last game of the season, but this morning he has not yet worked with the group, with the others. Also that of Vrsaljko, injured in the penultimate game against Elche, in the 5th minute of the game, falling on the pitch, due to an overload. He didn’t play against Sevilla anymore, he wasn’t in this morning’s session at Cerro either. Nor Kondogbia, who did alternative work in the gym, according to the rojiblanco club.

Photo by Matheus Cunha

It was a short session, lasting just over an hour and twenty, in the sports city of Majadahonda. First warm-up part, second ball part. In a midfield game, Simeone distributed his pieces, tested his plans between bibs and not. Only a change the coach suspects. In his front. Suárez back on the bench, Cunha, at eleven.

I’m back where it all began

Because in Anoeta, in the last game of this season marked by the irregularity of the team that had to defend the title, Atlético could jump with an eleven formed by Oblak in goal; Savic, Giménez, Reinildo in the back three, Llorente and Carrasco on the wings and De Paul, Kondogbia (although Javi Serrano took his place this morning) and Koke in the middle; and Cunha and Griezmann up. It will be a special game for the Frenchman. Go back to the place where it all started for him in football. The opportunity. Being a footballer. The first. The goal against Lyon in that Champions League preview, the team that rejected him for being ‘short’, when he was still a child who dreamed of football in Macon while pasting Beckham posters on his wall. The trip to Atleti. The return after Barça, when he drags a stopper that he never had before, three goals only in the League, eight in total. .