He ‘Cholo’ Diego Simeone spoke this Friday about how much Lucas Torreira, the latest addition to his squad, can contribute to Atlético de Madrid. In a press conference, the coach also referred to the possibility of shaping the attack of the Colchonero cast with its three most important players in the attack: Luis Suárez, Diego Costa and Joao Félix.
The Argentine coach did not want to refer to how much Atleti loses with the departure of midfielder Thomas Partey to Arsenal and instead he highlighted what Torreira can offer the team: “I am not going to talk about what is lost or what is He wins because he is no more, at least that situation is not important to us; what Lucas is going to bring to the team is energy, vitality, recovery, dynamics in the middle; He comes from a time when he was not playing, he will have great enthusiasm and enthusiasm and I hope that when he has to do so he will respond accordingly to what we expect of him ”.
“I am very happy with the squad that ended up closingI understand that we have footballers to be able to compete very well and it will depend on everyone being available to do their best because we have an important squad where any of the 20, 21 footballers that we have can play ”, Simeone said.
Then he was asked if at any time he will be able to make Suárez, Costa and Félix coincide on the field of play. In the three games that Atleti played this season, the Uruguayan and Costa have never shared the field, who by decision of the coach have taken turns to accompany Joao Félix on offense.
“Yes, of course they can play together, we will see when, in what situation, we will see in what form each one is in order to share the field and from that we hope to always choose the best to find the goal that we all have in common, ”said the Argentine coach, who remarked that the next goal is the match against Celta for the sixth day of La Liga.
The Portuguese Felix comes from playing with his team in the European League of Nations and has done so in the middle zone. Simeone was asked if he could delay it within his scheme and thus put Costa and Suárez on the attack; the coach replied: “Joao is a very important player for us, where we can put him surely he will be able to give us important things when he is in his best form. I saw the two games he played with Portugal and I liked him for his work, for his contraction to what the team needed and the talent we know he has and that at some point in the game he can appear. But that step that he demonstrated in his selection, showing commitment and enthusiasm for what the team needed speaks highly of him and we also need that with us ”.
“In consecuense, he can play in any of the four places above, on the right wing he has already done it at the beginning of the last league, on the left he falls a lot because he likes to fall in that place. And having two forwards like Costa and Suárez obviously has more chances to pass, beyond obviously having to defend with another structure that supports this possibility afterwards ”, added Simeone.
“I hope I can manage in the best way so that all the players in the squad are happy and content and that the team can respond, because there will be many games, now there will be seven games in 22 days and hopefully we can show what I think is a good squad ”, declared the coach.
He Atleti will play this Saturday against Celta in Vigo for La Liga, on Wednesday they will face Bayern Munich at the start of the Champions LeagueOn October 24 he will receive Betis and on Wednesday 27 he will be local to Salzburg; Then, on the first day of November he will visit Osasuna, on the third he will face Lokomotiv in Moscow and the last match of this important series will be on November 8 against Cádiz in Madrid.