Simeone’s umpteenth defense to Saúl

Once again, the state of Saúl Ñíguez was one of the issues he addressed Diego Simeone

at the press conference prior to

Athletic-Alavés

this Sunday at the Metropolitan, in which the coach raised his level of demand making it clear that the responsibility for what happens, from now on, will be entirely his.

The Argentine coach was asked about the Elche and if in case he had stopped being essential in the mattress team. And for the umpteenth time, the Cholo put his face out for his footballer.

“I don’t think of it that way. We have a very large squad, players who have grown in that position and the competition is rising. I have already said many times and marked with facts the importance that Saúl has for us, what I think of Saúl as a footballer and an important player in our team is contradicted “, he pointed out categorically.

The truth is that after being a starter before him Chelsea In the second leg of the Champions League round of 16, the youth squad, who is not having his best season, has many options to return to the bench against Deportivo Alavés, entering Thomas lemar in the eleven according to the test that Simeone held on Friday in Majadahonda.