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The first phase of the Eurocup, the group stage, has ended with uneven performance for the rojiblancos. There are a total of seven (Koke, Llorente, Vrsaljko, Carrasco, Trippier, Lemar and João Félix), who have played a total of 838 minutes distributed unevenly. Because some, like Koke, with 91% of the minutes played with the Spanish National Team (245 '), they are as fundamental as throughout the season with Atlético champion, and others almost as well, because João Félix is ​​his reverse, unprecedented in the Eurocup, without minutes or participation, even worse than in his second year at Atlético, who played 46% of Atlético's minutes in the league.

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Koke is the one who has played the most, those 245 minutes, followed by Llorente, who played the first two of La Roja in full (Sweden and Poland, albeit on the right back) and Vrsaljko (As Llorente played the first two for Croatia in the Eurocup, against England and the Czech Republic and was a substitute against Scotland). Carrasco has played 136 'with Belgium, Trippier, 90 'with England and Lemar, 7 'who gave the scare yesterday in training with France, after a clash with Maignan and had to withdraw. For now The FIFA Virus had only hit Cholo in the Copa América, with Felipe's injury. At first, a serious injury to the ligaments was feared but it turned out to be less than was initially believed and he will have to undergo a four-week rehabilitation and only miss the first phase of the preseason.

João's problems

Striking is the zero that hangs over João Félix with Portugal in a tournament in which he was expected to take another step and it would serve him to face with more confidence and gallons what would be the third season with Atlético. The 120 million boy needs that step, to show that they are not just sparkles, that his talent can fill matches, the season. Something as necessary for him individually as for Atlético and Cholo. But Fernando Santos at the moment does not give him the alternative or with the possibility of the five changes, perhaps conditioned by the problems that he has dragged in the joint for months. Problems that did not let him shine with Atlético last season or stand out as Koke, that he continues to do with Luis Enrique what he did with Cholo. Life with Koke is the best life …