The Atlético de Madrid breathed in relief when Melero Lopez decreed the end of the match before the Elche at the Martínez Valero. The rojiblanco team had won, agonizingly, to maintain the leadership of the First Division and put pressure on their pursuers.
The rojiblancos footballers ended up exhausted on the pitch. Due to physical and emotional fatigue. Atlético lives in a continuous roller coaster of sensations And although Elche’s film ended with a happy ending, the wear and tear on the team is evident at all levels.
For this reason, the coaching staff decided to give the squad two days off, which will return to work on Tuesday at eleven o’clock in the morning at the Majadahonda Sports City. It will be then when the colchoneros begin to prepare an appointment that aims to be decisive for the championship: the visit to the Camp Nou to play against him Barcelona Saturday May 8 at 4.15 pm.
Aware of what the players are going through, and of the significance of that ‘final’ in Barcelona, Simeone and his assistants understood that the ideal thing was for their men to have 48 hours of rest to disconnect as much as possible and recharge batteries for a demanding week in which they will have to seek physical and emotional balance to arrive in the best possible conditions at the Camp Nou.