Simeone rehearsed tactical movements in the Madrid team’s training session and he arranged his players in a theoretical eleven to carry out the defensive work. And in it the Argentine coach put Vrsaljko as a right back and Marcos Llorente in the middle, along with Koke. It is a simple test, since there are ten internationals to go. When Cholo has all his players he will be able to make some variation, but it is a first test and a clue of what he can do against Osasuna.

Simeone was very aware of Vrsaljko. The Croat had to leave for Trippier in the match against Valencia when the English side was injured. And it performed quite well. He scored a goal, but also kept the defensive level. He could have the opportunity to start against the Navarrese team. Cholo asked him to close the lateral centers well.

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Marcos Llorente, for his part, formed with Koke in the center of the field. He will return to the team after missing the last five games and the question is to see where he plays. He has done it as a right-handed lane, as an interior, playing in the center, in the middle, in front … In that line mEdular Lemar played on the left and Koke and Llorente in the center. A position is missing that could be filled by De Paul, now with his national team. João Félix played in the lead. He was missing a companion, in theory Luis Suárez, although Correa could also play. It will depend on how they arrive after playing with their national teams.

The coach will continue giving the eleven laps in the coming days and will gradually recover players. This Tuesday he only had eight outfield players plus the two goalkeepers (Oblak and Lecomte). Tomorrow he could already have Carrasco, Savic and Griezmann. The most positive thing for the Argentine coach is that he has many players to choose from.