Three candidates and a place for the premiere of the champion

TOAlthough last Sunday’s big dress rehearsal in Rotterdam in front of the Feyenoord was conditioned from minute 42 by the expulsion of Carrasco, it was enough for Simeone draw the necessary conclusions in order to form the eleven that he will present in Balaídos at the official premiere of the champion. An idea that will not vary much from its preset idea, but that remains at the expense of the physical state in which it arrives Savic. Just in case, Nehuén Pérez Y Vrsaljko they remain on the lookout.

With the conviction of going back to betting on the 3-5-2 system that gave so many returns last season, nine of the starters in De Kuip (Oblak, Giménez, Mario Hermoso, Carrasco, Koke, De Paul, Lemar, Saúl and Marcos Llorente) aim to repeat against Celta. Of what there is no doubt is that belt he will enter the place he has been occupying Giuliano throughout the preseason, not only because of the goal with which he claimed himself in just half an hour of play, but because in Saturday’s training he would already try in the eleven with Llorente. A post named after Luis Suarez, although his short preparation under the orders of the Profe Ortega and the plan designed to dose it to the maximum make its initial presence premature.

Thus, the only open place is that of the right central defender, which under normal conditions would be owned by Savic without any discussion. However, the fact that he has just come out of a myofascial injury in the right quadriceps announced on July 19 and that has prevented him from participating in the five preseason games makes him doubtful. The Balkan, without going any further, would not complete the last training session of the past with the group, although this Tuesday he would be one of the volunteers who was crushing in the Cerro to get in tune. Everything will depend on its evolution in the coming days.

In the event that Savic is not fully qualified to compete, two names appear to fill the position. The most natural, and the one with the most merits, would be Nehuén Pérez, what would happen in this way to be proof to be seen as the owner. In fact, he has played 135 of the last 180 minutes of Atlético, performing at a very good level and without clashing with respect to Giménez or Hermoso.

With 20 more minutes, but divided between the duels of Wolfsburg, Cádiz and Rotterdam, it is postulated Vrsaljko, who despite being a winger has acted much longer this summer as a right-handed central defender without this new position being a problem. It would be the third option, but the fact that El Cholo has insisted on placing it in that area shows that the coach has not disliked it.

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