Héctor Herrera does not want to lose the space that it cost him so much to get at Atlético. The Mexican went from less to more in the rojiblanco team and last year it left a great level… when it was available. The injuries, with the coronavirus in between, weighed down his evolution.
But Herrera wants to be important at Atlético. The arrival of Rodrigo de Paul increases the competition of the center of the mattress field, although in return they could say goodbye to Saúl and Torreira, who already said goodbye after finishing his loan from Arsenal. And the Mexican wants to present a candidacy to have a leading role. He is absent in the preseason, since your team disputes the Gold Cup, where he has qualified for the quarterfinals with a key Herrera in the engine room.
The 31-year-old is essential for the Tata Martino, and after his double in the last friendly before starting the tournament, He has shown his quality with two assists in the last two games thanks to long balls into space. Herrera gave the last pass for Luis Rodríguez to do the only goal of the round of 16 match against Honduras, where Mexico took another step in search of the championship. In addition, he completed 10 recoveries and had 89% success in the pass. Herrera enjoyed a few days of vacation before starting the tournament, and will have to discuss with Atlético his integration into the group as his participation in the Gold Cup concludes.
The Mexican put his grain of sand in the achievement of the league title, giving the support team in a more backward position in the center of the field, supporting Koke in the pivot and freeing the Vallecano from so much dark work. In addition, he generated a lot of football thanks to his ability to distribute the game and with his precise long shots to the back of the rival full-backs. Simeone will be spoiled for choice, with Koke, Llorente and Lemar at a very high level, the great signing of De Paul, Kondogbia wanting to take a step forward, for the moment Saúl in the squad as a player of maximum confidence … but Herrera does not want to be left behind. Cholo knows that the more internal competition, the better Atlético will do.