The second episode of this great week for Atlético, again at the Wanda Metropolitano, is the visit of Real Sociedad. The setback against Liverpool hurt, but it also left positive things to hold on to for the future and some increasingly firm certainties. Now the leader of Primera arrives and Simeone prepares some touch-ups to refresh the team. Not only of names, but it seems that of schema as well.
The tests before the game indicate that Atlético will recover for this game the defense of four. Savic is injured and the coach wants to try new formations that make the team more solid. Beautiful points to the bench and in place, but fixed on the left side, Lodi will enter. Will also do it Gimenez, who played the second half against Liverpool, por Kondogbia.
Besides Savic, the other casualty is that of Marcos Llorente, who also reappeared in the Champions League, but had the misfortune to relapse from his muscle injury. The international will miss several games, but in this case it seems that Simeone has guaranteed solutions. Koke is fixed, Lemar is sweet and De Paul is gaining weight in the team. On Tuesday he was one of the best rojiblancos on the field, both with his measured passes and his attitude.
The other doubt is in the attack. Luis Suárez will start after staying on the bench against Liverpool. Along with the Uruguayan, Cholo will have to decide if João Félix and Griezmann play or just one of the two, how well they understood each other on Tuesday. If either of the two remains reserved, Correa also awaits his opportunity. Carrasco will probably have to rotate.
Thus, Simeone could opt for this tenth day of the League for an eleven formed by: Oblak; Trippier, Felipe, Giménez, Lodi; De Paul, Koke, Lemar; Griezmann, Luis Suárez and João Félix.