Quique breathes thinking about the work week that awaits him to prepare for the visit of Cádiz, a decisive match for the azulones. The national team stoppage has been good for the team to recover players And for the first time since he arrived at the Coliseum bench, the Madrid coach will have alternatives in all lines and positions. Only Jankto, who has at least one month left to return, remains in the infirmary and there will be no penalties after Damián fulfills for his accumulation of cards.
Soria seems fixed in the goal and from then on a range of possibilities opens up that Quique never enjoyed before. With Djené fixed in the center of the rear, Mitrovic, Nyom, Cabaco, Cuenca and Chema dispute another two places. The lanes seem secured for Damián and Olivera. The midfield has also settled with Maksimovic, Arambarri and Aleñá. We will have to wait for the first two to return in perfect condition from their national team matches. Timor and Florentino remain prepared in case of setbacks.
But what Quique will appreciate the most is having possibilities in attack. Creativity and alternatives for the start and development of the game. The Vitolo set-up is essential in this regard. So is Sandro’s, who started out as the offensive benchmark of the team until he was injured. Mata has also recovered his physical tone these days, so the coach will have a choice after weeks in which Darío Poveda and Ünal were the only 100% forwards.
The coach has given his players the weekend of rest to clear their minds in a very frustrating season for them so far. This Monday afternoon they will return to training to prepare that clash against Cádiz which is vital for the azulón team to stay alive in their fight for permanence. Although there is still a lot of time ahead, the terrible start of the championship thus weighs down the bottom.