Atlético de Madrid
is already removed from the Champions League, but that does not mean that there is not some interest among the mattress fans to see what happens in the maximum continental competition.
One of the star qualifying rounds of these quarterfinals will be the one that will be played on Real Madrid and the Liverpool. In the English team there is a footballer, who is now one of the stars of the Premier’s champion, who went through the ranks of the Atlético de Madrid.
In the summer of 16/17 he spent some week doing the preseason with the Athletic and assures that he “learned a lot” under the orders of Simeone but the truth is that, he barely played a friendly match and was loaned to Porto never to return to the Athletic. The Cholo He did not know how to see the player who was coming, who today is one of the most outstanding of a great team like him Liverpool, one of the most expensive signings in the history of the club Meryside.
The Portuguese, now international with his country, was asked in the previous duel with him Real
Madrid if his past mattress was an incentive in this tie. One way of asking if your brief stint Athletic it had left its mark on him.
Asked if his past as a player of the Atlético de Madrid it will influence how you feel on the pitch, Jot it was very clear. “I did not play any official game with him Athletic. I did not have time to live that rivalry. I think about him Liverpool and nothing else, “he said laconically in this regard. It is logical that if they did not give him any opportunity, his memory of the rojiblanco team is not the best possible.
Some time ago, the Portuguese spoke, in an interview with ‘The Athletic‘, About that brief mattress experience. “I do not regret having gone to Athletic. They were at the end of the Champions the season before I arrived. The opportunity to be there and spend the entire preseason meant a lot to me and I learned a lot, “he said. “I was hoping it would be better, but no, I don’t regret it. In the end, at that time, leaving was the best option for my career. Each experience allows you to develop and grow. Even if it doesn’t go as you expected, you can learn everything in life and gain experience, “he added then.