Total competition in the core of Atlético

After hiring Rodrigo de Paul, Atlético de Madrid will start the season with a midfield full and full of solutions to tackle any type of match and derail the plans of any rival.

Last season inside the eleven guy who drew Diego Pablo Simeone placed three midfielders who were Koke, Marcos Llorente Y Lemar. They were the three most common. Although sometimes Carrasco accompanied them on the left when the mattresses played with a defense of four. The Belgian played in the medullary when he had Renan lodi from behind, and Simeone I did not choose to place him as a winger on the left.

This season will join Rodrigo de Paul to that drawing. So it remains to be seen who will lose his place on the team. The Argentine comes from having shone in the America Cup in a position similar to the one he held last season Thomas lemar. He is a player who can play both as a midfielder and as an interior player. In addition to having a good ability to steal balls, he is capable of filtering passes in depth or surprising with long shots.

The fixed ones

In principle it is expected that Koke Y Llorente they will once again be fixed in the plans of Atlético de Madrid. The captain has been the engine of the team in the center of the field. His defensive work is joined by his ability to make sense of the game. The Athletics it moves at the rhythm that the vallecano determines. While frames has exploded on the right. He stands out for his overflow, speed and goal. To all this he is joined by a capacity for sacrifice that helps the double pivot a lot.

Last season the third place in the center of the field ended up winning Lemar above a Saul that everything indicates that he will leave Atlético de Madrid in a few days. The Frenchman brought meaning to the team’s game in the core. More focused has found its hole.

The joker

Sometimes Carrasco has been the fourth midfielder on the left. His last campaign was spectacular, in September he will turn 28 and this season is expected to confirm his great year. He is hungry and wants to show it. His versatility makes him a very important player for him Cholo He can play on both wings, both as a lane, inside or winger, and he has even already played as a striker or as a midfielder.

In the first section of last season, the one who started by winning the position was Hector Herrera. Until an injury cut the continuity. The Mexican brings many solutions to Koke in the double pivot. Although there are rumors of his departure, in principle in the Athletic they count on him.

Last summer was the most expensive signing of the Atlético de Madrid. is about Kondogbia. He arrived with the season already started to replace Thomas. Due to the period of adaptation to the demands of the Cholo and to the change of system he hardly added minutes. But he is a player who left good feelings on the field and who came to contribute a lot. We will see if in his second campaign he succeeds.

Even though last season strap He ended up standing out in the lead, the Argentine has shone in previous seasons as a right inside. The coach is very confident in his work in that area. The more than possible arrival of Griezmann and the recovery of Joao Felix, they could force you to have minutes in a more backward position.

The doubt

Finally you have to remember that Saúl Ñíguez he is still a player for Atlético de Madrid. In the event that your departure to the Barcelona, ​​Liverpool or Manchester United not forged, he is a guaranteed player who will help the team and will not make it easy for the rest in the core.