Héctor Herrera, another casualty for Simeone’s preseason

The Atlético de Madrid dodged the bullet of the JJ.OO. in his case, but in this case he had to accept the FIFA regulations and yield to the player. We refer to Hector Herrera, which will be low in the preseason of the mattress team, in good part of it.

The midfielder joins the extensive list of casualties of the rojiblanco team’s preparation, since more than a dozen players finished later -some are still in competition- the season and will have vacations that will overlap with the first weeks of preparation for the Athletic.

The Argentinian Gerardo ‘Tata’ Martino, selector of Mexico, chose the footballers to face the preparation duels and the Cup
Gold, in which Mexico It will debut on July 10. Obviously on the list is the Mexican captain and mattress player. The competition will take place between July 2 and August 1. That means that the footballer would join just two weeks after the start of The league, scheduled for the weekend of August 14/15.

Unlike the JJ.OO., that the Mexican federation requested the Athletic his presence -without success-, in this case it is a date FIFA with what the Athletic is obliged to yield to the player.


In his case it is not the best news because last year was already difficult for him. The ideal would be to be from the first day in the preseason and become strong in the plans of Simeone. In the just concluded season, the Mexican had moments d in which he became important and those that he did not. He responded when he played, but he also had injuries, positive for Coronavirus or personal problems that left him out of the main decisions of Simeone. In total, the midfielder barely reached 982 minutes with the Athletic, in 21 games, only 11 as a starter, in which he gave two assists. A baggage below your expectations.