Joao Félix and Carrasco, the solution against Betis

Atlético de Madrid
is at a difficult time of the season. With just one point ahead of the second classified, with many setbacks, the rojiblanco team has ahead of it next weekend, one of the most complicated outings of The league.

The Athletic will be measured at Real Betis in it Benito Villamarin in a match where Diego Pablo Simeone will have very significant casualties. The Argentine coach, in addition to Kondogbia -who is not a regular starter-, he will not be able to have the two most important offensive weapons of the team.

Luis Suarez and Marcos Llorente placeholder image they are sanctioned, by accumulation of warnings. The two in the same game. The two for ‘speaking’ in the match against him Seville when Gil Manzano was on the prowl. Of the 51 goals that the colchonero team has in the league at the moment, both add 28 goals and ten assists. They represent 62.7% of all the goals scored by the rojiblanco team in The league because six of those assists were given to each other.

And if you take into account that the team comes from scoring only one goal in the last four games, the one that scored Suarez before him Alaves, the scenario for the clash next Sunday is worrying.

Simeone will have to fix that broken. And two names appear on the horizon, those of Joao Felix and Yannick Carrasco. They are the main concern of the Argentine coach right now in the face of the clash of the Betis. They were both low for the appointment of the Sanchez
Pizjuán, the Belgian for sanction but also for muscular problems; and the Portuguese because he suffered an ankle trauma, with the Portuguese team, from which he did not recover in time.

The Argentine hopes that both will arrive for this weekend because they will be very necessary. In the case of the Portuguese, this same Tuesday, on the team’s day off, he took the opportunity to train at the Cerro del Espino, as noted by As. Changes of pace, sprints, ball kicks and shots on goal, in an individual session that makes them optimistic about their participation against him. Betis.


Felix has missed the last two games of the Athletic, in front of Alaves for sanction and that of Seville, due to injury. The rojiblanco team is still waiting for the Portuguese to recover that great version of the first part of the course, in which he scored eight goals and gave two assists. Since then, since the beginning of December, perhaps the turning point for him in this course, he only added two goals and two assists.

The Portuguese, if ready, could occupy the position in attack alongside Angel Correa, for instance. We will have to see the tests during the week.

It could even have a place there Yannick Carrasco, whose participation is more in the forward because since he could not play in the international break with Belgium, there is no medical part. It is assumed that there is no injury and it will be necessary to see if he is ready for the Betis. Of course the Cholo he’s having trouble sorting out that left-back issue when Carrasco no this.