The outstanding Argentine coach “dressed as an assistant” during an Atlético de Madrid training session to adjust the precision of his players against the rival goal.
In search of the aim that has not accompanied Atlético de Madrid in the last two days, both ended with draws 0-0 against Huesca and Villarreal, the renowned Argentine coach Diego Pablo Simeone took advantage of the stoppage for the FIFA date to sue his players, especially forwards, “intensity and aim”.
For this, the ‘Cholo’ Simeone -even- he put on his boots to serve lateral centers to his forwards. It was during one more day of training in which the offensive work was essential, with the aim of recovering the goal for when the Spanish competition returns in just over a week.
Coming back from the stoppage, Atlético will face three games in less than ten days. In addition, he will travel twice in a row, first to Balaídos to play against Celta and then to Munich (Germany) to face the current European champions, Bayern, in the restart of the Champions League. Lastly, he will play a duel at the Wanda Metropolitano against Betis.
In order to face the matches in the best way, this Thursday’s practice was marked by intensity. After a playful start through ‘teqball’, this recent discipline in which players dispute a hybrid between soccer and table tennis, using a ball to bounce the ball, the rojiblanco coaching staff arranged a round with three groups.
Shouting, with his boots on, Simeone motivated his players. “It’s a game, it’s a game!” he yelled at them Cholo asking their players for tension during the exercise, according to the video images provided by the club.
Then came the finishing exercises after the lateral centers. “It’s a goal, it’s a goal!” The Argentine asked on the clearest occasions, and then prepared himself to serve centers from the right in search of the shot from his forwards. The DT experienced the training with great intensity mattress, once again with his footwear that he knew how to use in an exquisite way in his time as a professional player.
Finally, Atlético also worked on other prepared plays, with captain Jorge ‘Boil’ Resurrection as in charge of serving deep passes for the career arrival of the Spanish-Brazilian Diego Costa and the Argentine Ángel Correa.
A preparation waiting to have the eleven internationals of the rojiblanca squad: goalkeepers Jan Oblak (Slovenia) and Ivo Grbic (Croatia); defenders Kieran Trippier (England), Stefan Savic (Montenegro), Felipe Monteiro and Renan Lodi (Brazil); midfielders Héctor Herrera (Mexico) and Lucas Torreira (Uruguay); winger Yannick Carrasco (Belgium); and forwards Joao Félix (Portugal) and Luis Suárez (Uruguay).
“The group is working well, you can see that there is a lot of desire, a lot of enthusiasm on the part of everyone, to achieve things, that we are all here to add and that is the important thing, that the group is united, because that is our strength“said Simeone after the training, already with the Uruguayan José María Giménez, who joined the practices on Monday after overcoming Covid-19 after two weeks of isolation.
The rojiblancos footballers will continue working this Friday before having the usual free weekend that the Atlético coaching staff usually gives to the footballers during this period without club competition.