Renan Lodi did not participate in the morning training session with the rest of his teammates. The Brazilian winger did alternative work, as did Giménez. Lodi did not play against Elche because he suffered muscle problems during the week before the game while the Uruguayan withdrew with discomfort in the final stretch of the match against Elche.
Once your colleagues left the work session, Lodi jumped onto the field with one of the recovered from the Madrid team. The left-handed winger did physical exercises and then spent a long time playing the ball. He made all kinds of controls and then ball movements, both short and long. He was seen training without problems. The intention of the medical team is for the player to gradually increase his workload to see if he is in a position to reach the Camp Nou game..
Lodi had been a starter in Atlético's last games, although his injury caused Simeone to put Hermoso as a left-handed winger against Elche. Barcelona does not seem the best rival for Lodi to reappear and we will also have to be attentive to the game system that the Argentine coach may use at the Camp Nou: either three centrals with two lanes or a defense of four.
But for Cholo it will be good to have all his players for both the clash against Barcelona and for the final stretch of the season. In today's work session we will see if the rojiblanco coach recovers either of the two defenders or if they continue to work on the sidelines.
Lodi, 23, has a contract with Atlético until June 2025. His season has not been as good as it could have been after a fairly acceptable first season. I gave it He has played 30 official competition matches (20 in LaLiga, eight in the Champions League and two in the Copa del Rey). He has given two assists, both in the league championship.