Dembélé trains on the pitch but alone

The French forward of the Atlético de Madrid Moussa Dembélé He is already training on the pitch, still alone, while the Uruguayan Jose Maria Gimenez continues on the sidelines, in a session without internationals and without the Uruguayan Lucas torreira, in his country for the death of his mother.

The French striker was doing trotting exercises with one of the recuperators of the rojiblanco coaching staff, so it seems that his return to the group is closer, after not having been in group training since eight days ago he suffered a drop of tension during some stretches.

Who still does not join the group is Gimenez, who retired with discomfort in training on Wednesday and has not returned to work with the group since.

Circumstance aside is that of Torreira, who has been in Uruguay for several days due to the situation of his mother, who died this Tuesday from covid-19.

Atlético’s eight available first-team players had an intense session completed by a good number of homegrown players, which began with strength exercises that included weight-bearing accelerations, activities to encourage quick reaction of the players.

They then did some one-on-one exercises in which they had to defend the opponent, recover the ball and try to score in the opponent’s goal in a confined field space.

Finally, the coaching staff led by the Argentine coach Diego Pablo Simeone He arranged a situation of eleven against eleven to test the positioning of the team, in a clear 5-3-2 scheme, the pressure and the theft on the contrary, thinking about the duel next Sunday against the Seville at the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán.

For that match, Atlético will not be able to count on the Belgian due to suspension Yannick Carrasco, who received the fifth yellow against Alavés and also has not played for Belgium due to ankle discomfort.

In the rojiblanco team they are also pending the Portuguese Joao Felix, who retired in the 41st minute of Tuesday’s game against Luxembourg after receiving a blow.

Atlético has scheduled its next training session for tomorrow morning, in which it could recover the internationals who have already finished their participation with the national teams.

They are the cases of Joao Felix, Carrasco, the Montenegrin Stefan savic, the Croatian Sime Vrsaljko, Slovenian Jan Oblak, the Mexican Héctor Herrera, and Geoffrey Kondogbia with the Central African Republic.

This Wednesday the last rojiblancos internationals will play their matches: Marcos Llorente and Koke Resurrection with Spain, Thomas lemar with France and Kieran trippier with England.