Diego Pablo Simeone, coach of the
Atlético de Madrid
, has protected himself from curious glances, in the last training sessions of the mattress team, before the derby this Sunday in the Wanda
The Argentine coach does not want to leave clues about the eleven that he can put in the fray to measure himself at Real Madrid in a clash in which many of the options can be resolved to find out who can be the next champion of The league.
A victory of the Athletic would leave his capital rival to eight points, with a game still to be played by the rojiblancos. That is, he could leave his rival at 12 points. A hit to The league.
What eleven will he put into the fray Simeone? Well, there are actually several options, because during the tests that could be seen in the first days of the week, it was clear that Cholo had several ideas in his head.
The only thing clear is that the Argentine coach will not be able to count on Jose Maria Gimenez, injured, nor with the Mexican Hector Herrera, absent for family reasons. In the case of the North American, he was not going to be a starter. And in the case of the Uruguayan, there are already several low parties, with which the defense is more or less established.
Simeone will have the return of Carrasco Y Trippier, out of the last matches, the first due to injury, the second due to suspension. And both will go directly to the starting eleven.
From this week’s workouts it can be deduced that Simeone doubt who will be the Uruguayan’s partner Luis Suarez at the tip of the attack: Wednesday was Marcos Llorente placeholder image who held that position, while the next day he tried the Portuguese Joao Felix
Yes Llorente was chosen, his position in the center of the field would be for Saúl Ñíguez, while if it is the Portuguese midfielder who starts, Llorente He would play indoors and the Elche would lose his position. The French Thomas lemar could be another option as interior.
The rest of the positions seem, today, decided for the goalkeeper Jan Oblak; the defenders Kieran Trippier, Stefan Savic, Felipe Monteiro and Mario Hermoso; Koke Resurrection as a pivot with Yannick
Carrasco Y Angel Correa as extremes; Y Luis Suarez in point, either with a 4-4-2 or with the usual 5-3-2 in recent months.
That is, option 1 of eleven would be the one formed by. Oblak; Trippier, Savic, Felipe, Hermoso and Carrasco; Llorente, Koke, Lemar; Joao Félix and Luis Suárez.
Option 2 would be formed by Oblak; Trippier, Savic, Felipe, Hermoso and Carrasco; Llorente, Koke, Lemar; Correa and Luis Suárez.
Option 3 would be formed by Oblak; Trippier, Savic, Felipe, Hermoso and Carrasco; Saúl, Koke, Lemar; Llorente and Luis Suárez.