Llorente likes himself up front

Marcos Llorente is not João Félix nor does he look like a 9, he is probably not a Raúl García either, but little by little is making a place for itself in the attack of Atlético. Simeone's plan to use him as a striker left some interesting details in Bilbao and three days later, in Pamplona, ​​it turned out pure dynamite.

The 14 he entered with half an hour to go, along with Morata, and had time to score one goal and two assists. In 0-3 he received from Herrera, he stirred and, after a slalom with more faith and determination than ease, he shot Rubén satin. For 0-4 he dressed as '10' and was more subtle: he received his back to Vidal, turned and with a touch of the toe left Morata alone before the goalkeeper. To close the little hand it was Carrasco who put more effort. The Belgian pressed the exit of Osasuna, caused the error of the premises and the ball fell to Llorente, still in full force, he entered the area and attended your partner.

Llorente's physical power becomes more evident as the rival begins to accuse fatigue. The man from Madrid passed over the Osasuna players. It is something that has already been seen in other games before the break. Without going too far, in Anfield, where he exhibited his strength to reach the area in the two goals he scored. At 2-2, stealing the ball in his own area to end the opponent.

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Llorente, at Athletic-Atlético.

In San Mamés, however, he played from the beginning and The requirement of being the second striker did not weigh him down. In one of his first actions he enabled Carrasco in one of the best occasions of the match with a pass between the lines. Not only does he bring pressure to the rival, but he dares with the ball.

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Already before the break, Simeone saw him more as an attacking footballer. Above all, he had tried him on the wings, where he can display his physical exuberance, both to support the team without the ball, and to help finish the plays in attack. Marcos Llorente he moves away from the creation zone, where Cholo has not convinced him, to go to the offensive front, where he is increasingly seen with more confidence. Atleti has a new resource …