The colchoneros prepare the match against Elche the next day
ANDAmid injuries, sanctions, coronavirus and personal problems, Cholo Simeone had never been able to count on all of his staff at the same time this season. If it was not one thing, another appeared, but the truth is that the mattresses have had no luck this season and the Argentine coach has always had to move a piece.
Thus, after Josema Giménez was sanctioned for yellows against Athletic, the Uruguayan footballer joined the rest of his teammates and if there are no surprises, all the effective mattresses will be at the disposal of their coach for the match against Elche of this Saturday at the Martínez Valero from 2:15 p.m.
Precisely the match against the people of Elche Simeone began to prepare this Tuesday on the green of El Cerro del Espino. After leaving behind the disappointment of San Mamés, the still leader of LaLiga returned to work after enjoying a day off. He did it aware that the league title is still in his hands. Thinking that in the most complicated moments and when more people ‘get out of the car’, the more strength they have to achieve their objectives.
In the field, you could see the intensity and the desire of a squad that if it does not go through its best moment, it will not be due to lack of motivation or effort. Both Simeone and Profe Ortega were very much on top of some players who are more than aware of how much they play in the last five days of the championship.
Thus, in a session in which Koke and Vrsaljko did not participate due to load dosing and Savic left before the end as scheduled, the ball was the protagonist along with some physical exercises. The three mentioned players are in perfect condition to play on Saturday, but the coaching staff wanted the first two to train individually and the center-back only did the first part of the session.
With three training sessions ahead of him before traveling to Elche on Friday, the mattress coaching staff did not test a possible starting team, but it does seem that the eleven that start at the Martínez Valero will not be the same as they did in San Mamés against him. Athletic. Giménez, Luis Suárez and Lemar aim to have a gap as starters and Joao will have to win the position from a Correa who took the praise of Simeone during the absence of the Portuguese.