The left side, headache for Simeone

first_imgSaul is the multipurpose of Simeone, the boy who is worth for everything and in the same game can play in four different positions. Something that already happened in Saudi Arabia in the derby, where he started as left inside, he went to the center of the field when Vitolo entered for Herrera, to the side when he left Lodi replaced by Marcos Llorente and again to the center of the field with the replacement of João Félix by Arias. The midfielder suffers on the side. It can meet its physical power, air strength and adaptability, but He is not used to playing there, has positional deficiencies and loses his arrival to the rival area, his best quality (although playing as a side marked Osasuna). At the beginning of the course that option on the side was offered by Hermoso. The expulsion of Lodi on the first day of the League caused him to leave that position to Play the last 28 minutes against Getafe. In Leganés he formed a practically three central defense, moving to the left when the team defended and against Valencia played 54 minutes on that side. But Madrid is central and since the 2015-16 season when, played on loan at Valladolid, has not worked in that position. Manu Sánchez, the option of BFrom the second team Manu Sánchez’s option appears. The 19-year-old was a starter against Osasuna, where he left a great performance and easily coped with the burden of playing many minutes admonished. João Félix’s goal was about to come from a center, but Herrera avoided it with an extraordinary intervention. Those 63 minutes have been the only ones Manu Sánchez has played with the first team so far, although he has a great future ahead. Perhaps in Copa del Rey a new opportunity comes.If Thursday were the starter, it would be the third left side different in the last three games. Simeone doubts between giving continuity to Lodi in games of maximum difficulty or betting on Saul’s muscle. Liverpool and Salah land in Wanda Metropolitano in less than a month and before that the rojiblanco team visits Santiago Bernabéu where there will be another litmus test. The side worries, although there are still many hopes placed on the long-term growth of Lodi, the player called to dominate that position in the coming seasons. But those defensive deficiencies have led Cholo to look for alternatives in the template for the last matches. And since the left side is the only place that is not folded in the first template, those options go through convert Saul in the last matches how I know tried to do with Hermoso in the first days. The ‘8’ started in the side in Ipurua for the third time this season, after entering the eleven in that place against Espanyol and Barcelona previously. Nevertheless, in many occasions it moves to the side with the passage of the minutes when Lodi is replaced, something that happened in the two games of the Spanish Super Cup against Barcelona in the semifinals and against Real Madrid in the final. TONI RODRIGUEZ & nbsp; (DAILY AS) ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>Saúl and Lodi try to stop Fekir in the match against Betis.TONI RODRIGUEZ (DAILY AS) Atletico has been playing for several games, with very few alternatives in a template reduced by injuries (Giménez, Trippier, Koke, Lemar and Diego Costa they were low against Eibar) and where Simeone has few chances to rotate. However, there is a position in which Cholo does not find the key that best suits his style: the left side. A position that ruled Filipe Luis for eight seasons before leaving last summer for Flamengo, champion of the Copa Libertadores, although The Brazilian’s desire was to continue in the club. The club appealed to fellow countryman Renan Lodi, one of the most promising left-backs in the world with only 21 years. But from the preseason you could see that his great deficit was in the defensive aspect, something logical coming from the Brazilian league and taking into account his youth. Simeone and Mono Burgos worked with him during the American tour to make it clear how important his work was behind, since when the center of the field passes it is a canyon. It has a great center, good technique, a fantastic first ball control and a great physical display. last_img

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