Koke will reach a round figure in Elche and touches another historic one

Diego Simeone is aware of the physical state of Koke Resurrection to finish outlining the eleven for Saturday’s match at Martínez Valero against Elche. The rojiblanco captain has been doing alternative work all week and this Friday it will be known if he enters the call for such an important match, like all those that remain from the team until the conclusion of the championship.

If you arrive on time, Koke He will complete his 350th league match with Atlético. A figure that you can only boast about Adelardo (401 in this competition), Thomas (367) and Aerie (365). In all competitions, Vallecano is second in this historic and award-winning ranking.

His first game was a distant September 19, 2009, at the Camp Nou in front of the Barcelona. There he debuted Koke with Atlético, hand in hand with Abel Resino. Since then he has played another 349 league matches (307 as a starter) in which he has scored 36 goals and provided 74 assists.

But it is that before the end of the season, if all goes well, Koke will reach his 500th game as a footballer for Atlético de Madrid. If the inconvenience or a sanction does not cross his path, he would fulfill it on May 12 against the Royal Society in the Metropolitan.

A key footballer in the plans of the Cholo, who hopes to be able to count on him for the first of the five finals that Atlético de Madrid will play in their attempt to conquer LaLiga.