After the best game of the season, Atlético returns to LaLiga, the domestic championship where they want to stay in the top positions, despite the fact that the draw at Butarque was a setback. However, the decoration changed before Borussia and what Simeone is looking for, and the fans implore, is that the team makes two good consecutive games. That is, more regularity although in the Metropolitan only Eibar has been able to catch a point. "We are maintaining an important line in the league, beyond that today the ties are considered a step back. We have a hard, difficult opponent, who has many needs, with experience and we hope to take the match where we can feel more comfortable. " This is how the technician analyzed the commitment of this afternoon against Athletic de Berizzo, a victory in the championship and seven draws that led him to flirt with the relegation.
Simeone has to reinvent the team after injuries Giménez and Lucas last Tuesday. No defenses are available, Godín is tiptoed to the starting lineup after his mishap and the logical thing is that his teammate is Montero. The canterano, 19 years old, four in the house since he arrived from the AD Nervión, did not clash with Borussia and today he will have to deal with Aduriz, Williams and Susaeta. The other solution would be to place Saúl as central, where he has already played on other occasions, and give Vitolo a chance in midfield.
Savic, Koke and Lemar are still stranded and is that muscle injuries have opened the debate and controversy in the rojiblanco environment. Simeone did not shy away from talking about what has been said about the subject and explains his version. "You are journalists and you know well that normally information can be true or false. It will never be possible to develop if the information that can be given is true or not, because it is not visible. It is not a written thing. We are very respectful for everything. Everyone can think and think what they think appropriate. We see that in all the important teams there are injuries and we always try to work and worry so that the players can be in the best way and consequently we work and work in what comes ", the technician argues.
Al Cholo is not bothered by the alleged leaks. "People are there to listen to them, some will create them and others will not. I believe in what I see. When I see I think, when I read sometimes I think and sometimes not, "said Simeone, who also gave his opinion on the measure of covering with tarps the fences of the training field so that the work done by the team is not visible. «We already gave them seven years. If after seven years, they do not understand everything we are looking for and want, it is already complicated, "explained the Atletico coach, who has Diego Costa as Griezmann's partner because the player has asked to play.