Vrsaljko returns to the group

Atlético returned to training this morning with their heads in the derby and the return of Vrsaljko, absent Monday and Tuesday, with the group. Neither Lemar nor João Félix worked on the pitch, the latter being the great red-and-white news on the day off, on Wednesday: their hard work on the pitch that shortens deadlines. It is not trivial to think about his participation in the end of the season, against Elche, penultimate day, Real Sociedad, lastalthough he himself announced on his networks, after being injured against Espanyol, that he could not participate.

Photo by Vrsaljko

Control, short passes and aim. Cholo was very much on top of his footballers in training on Camp 1 del Cerro with those concepts in mind. Intensity, forcefulness. With four games to go before the end of LaLiga, the rojiblancos have not yet tied the fundamental objective, qualifying among the top four, for the next Champions League, something that depends on economic viability, the future: nothing will be the same if you don’t qualify, in salaries, stars…

Real Madrid, Sevilla, Elche and Real Sociedad mark their end of the season on high. The first, the derby, which will not have a rojiblanco corridor as the club has announced and for which Simeone will be missing two footballers: Hermoso and Reinildo. Both saw the fifth yellow card against Athletic in San Mamés and must serve a sanction against Madrid. The loss of the last one is important. Atlético appealed his card against Competition, which dismissed his appeal. Now the verdict of the Appeal is awaited to see if Simeone can count on him or not. Simeone meditates a new eleven, with five changes with respect to Bilbao and a new trident: Oblak; Llorente, Savic, Gimenez, Lodi; DePaul, Kondogbia, Koke; Correa, Cunha and Griezmann, to tie being fourth and leave behind this League in which nothing comes out.