Simeone’s plans for Atlético’s first friendly

The Madrid athlete ended this Tuesday the first session of the week. The last before playing their first friendly match of the pre-season, against Numantia in Burgo de Osma, this Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. A training session with several notes in which Diego Simeone trained with two different teams.

But first, let’s get into the details. One of the first of Nahuel Molina, Atlético’s third signing for this run, although it’s not official yet. it will be as soon as Nehuen Perez reach the final agreement with Udinese.

Another significant lack of Manu Sanchez. MD announced this Tuesday that the youth mattress team will be transferred to Osasuna and that he had planned to travel to Pamplona today, so we weren’t counting on him during the rojiblancos session. He was not, finishing negotiating his incorporation into the red team.

And one more. Samuel Lino, whose transfer to Valencia is close, was not in either of the two teams that we will now detail. That is Sergio Camello nI Mark Paulwho joined the group last Monday.

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Manu Sánchez, footballers of Atlético de Madrid, during the 2022/2023 pre-season, in Los Ángeles de San Rafael.

As for Simeone’s tests, the Argentine had two teams, although he only worked with one of them. He was formed by Oblak; Wass/Nahuel Molina, Savic, Giménez, Reinildo, Carrasco; Kondogbia, DePaul, Lemar; Strap and Morata. It was striking that Cholo doubled the position at right-back, with the newcomer learning the moves with the Dane.

Everything indicates that this will be the team with which Atlético debuts this summer against Numancia, although in the next field there was another team whose midfield and attack also seemed to start.

The other team

It was composed of Sergio Diez, Felipe, Hermoso, Lodi; Llorente, Witsel, Saul, Koke; Cunha and Griezmann/Joao. The Portuguese and the French shared the same position, which suggests that the former will have a few minutes (if any) against Numancia, having been at a slower pace than the group during the “step”.

A team in each part? The defense of the first team with the midfielder and striker of the second? 60 minutes for the first and half an hour for the rest? This Wednesday we’ll dispel all doubts, but Simeone worked with two teams at Majadahonda yesterday ahead of El Burgo de Osma’s clash… and Saturday’s clash in Oslo against Manchester United.

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