Uruguayan Lucas Torreira, Atlético de Madrid midfielder, rejoined the rojiblanco team’s training on Thursday at the Majadahonda Sports City, after two and a half weeks of absence with the club’s permission due to the death of his mother by Covid-19 last week.
The central midfielder, for that reason since March 22, including last Sunday’s duel against Sevilla, participated this Thursday as one more in the morning session, with what is at the disposal of coach Diego Simeone for the match of the next Sunday against Betis at the Benito Villamarín stadium.
That duel will mark his reappearance, at least in the call, after the statements in which he showed his desire to play for Boca Juniors. “I always said it. I am dying to play there. I will always say it, not only now because I am going through this moment, if it is not now it will be in June or later. The night my mother passed away they called me and one of the The first ones I communicated it to was my representative. I told him I don’t want to play in Europe anymore and I want to come to Boca “, expressed on April 1 to ESPN F90.
Awaiting whether or not that wish is fulfilled as of next summer, when his loan to Atlético de Madrid from Arsenal ends, the club that owns his rights, Lucas Torreira is already focused on the rojiblanco team, with which he will defend the leadership of the LaLiga Santander standings against Betis.
And with casualties. At least four footballers will not be at Simeone’s disposal for that clash: Marcos Llorente, Geoffrey Kondogbia and Luis Suárez, per cycle of five yellow cards, although in the case of the Uruguayan forward he has also suffered a muscle injury this week in the twin of the team. left leg; and Moussa Dembélé, within the tests and medical follow-up due to the slight drop in blood pressure that caused him to faint two weeks ago.
Víctor Machín, ‘Vitolo’, with some muscular discomfort that already prevented him from playing in Seville, is a doubt for the match. For the third consecutive training session, the Canarian winger had alternative work outside the group.
After training, the squad, the coaching staff and the board plan to share a meal and spend a few hours outside of football before the final sprint for the LaLiga Santander title. Atlético is the leader with a point of income over Barcelona with nine games to go.