Llorente is the only player available for Simeone who has fulfilled this season against the rival goal
Mucho has to improve the Athletic offensive tasks if you want to keep the top spot in The league at the end of the eight remaining days of the championship. While in the first round he managed to win by two or more goals on eight occasions, since the halfway point of the tournament he has barely achieved it three times. Undoubtedly, as the numbers show, the rojiblancos are no longer sweet against the rival goal and must work to recover sensations.
It will not be an easy task for Cholo Simeone if we analyze the last meetings and think about what is coming in the next few dates. Of the last five appearances they have only been able to pierce the rival goal on two occasions and one of them was Luis Suarez. The Uruguayan, the footballer who has relied on the entire game of the colchoneros this season, was injured and aims to miss the next three games, so the technicians have pending tasks.
The positive note is that Llorente The warning cycle has already passed and the Argentine coach once again has it at his disposal. The ten goals scored so far are a guarantee, but they are not accompanied by their attack partners.
Without going any further, against the Betis the rojiblancos fired ten times on the goal they were defending Bravo and only on one occasion, they managed to overcome the Chilean goal. It was the work of Carrasco, who playing as a lane has prevented him from stepping on more rival area and has only contributed four goals to the team.
Weight on strap
The same so many sum this campaign Angel Correa. It is true that the Argentine is doing outstanding work in terms of assists, but when it comes to defining, the goal becomes smaller and smaller. Obviously, the rival goalkeepers also play, as happened with Bravo, but with the duel of Benito Villamarin As an example, it should be noted that of the three shots he was able to take, none of them finished successfully.
Far from the seven goals he finished with last season is a Saúl Ñíguez which has only held two this campaign. The man from Elche approached success against him Betis with a great header, but the truth is that it has been a long time since that midfielder has been seen with the ability to reach the rival area to score goals for his team. The canterano enjoys fewer minutes than a year ago, but when he leaves he is not effective in the last meters. Thus, with the casualties of Luis Suárez and Joao Félix added to the poor numbers of his attack partners, there is no doubt that he must contribute more.
Turn for Dembélé
To a footballer of the stature of Dembélé That he finished last season with 24 points, it seems strange that he forgot to score goals. Arrived at Athletic in the winter market to supply Diego Costa and now, you have the opportunity to also occupy the position of Suarez. It is up to him to leave a pleasant memory at the club.