Manu Sánchez, the first post-pandemic youth squad

Manu Sánchez It was one of the great novelties of Cholo Simeone in the eleven that he presented against Real Valladolid. The youth squad is the only pure left back that the Argentine coach has to replace Renan Lodi, and after two full games he decided to give him a break.

Manu Sánchez it was a good game against him Valladolid. He was serious and successful. At no time was it noted that he is not a footballer used to being a military man in First division. A party in which he preferred to keep his band and very intelligently chose the additions to the attack.

This is the third game that the youth player plays with Atlético de Madrid this season. The first was against Osasuna and the team won 2-0 in the League. That day he played 62 minutes and left very good feelings. A few days later he returned to play against the Cultural. A match in which he had a good performance, although the team did not accompany him and ended up being eliminated by a Second B.

Although the encounter against Real Valladolid it was a real acid test. This time he comes to the match without any kind of competitive rhythm and surrounded by top-level players. An unusual situation for a youth squad because on previous occasions he came from being the undisputed starter in the mattress subsidiary. This game will be worth for the month of July to dispute the ‘play-off’ promotion to Second.

The replacement of Renan Lodi is one of the questions that brings him headlong to Cholo Simeone. Until now Saúl had been the one with the most ballots to replace him. The problem is that as a midfielder, he will have a load of games that will prevent him from being on the sidelines. The second option is Hermoso, the center-back has played some games in that position but has not finished convincing Cholo. Still less do you convince the option of Arias who has also tried on the left.

So there are four players who can take turns replacing Renan Lodi we will see what decisions are taking Simeone.