November 20, 2020 11:06:02 pm
Atletico Madrid’s philosophical coach Diego Simeone refused to be drawn on the controversy surrounding the latest worldwide break, regardless of the Liga membership’s Uruguay ahead Luis Suarez testing constructive for COVID-19 whereas away.
Suarez, 33, will miss a reunion along with his ex-club Barcelona on Saturday after returning a constructive take a look at on worldwide obligation. His compatriot Lucas Torreira will even be absent for the Catalan outfit’s go to following a constructive take a look at of his personal.
Simeone, nevertheless, stated it was not his place to remark and that these items can occur to anybody in all walks of life.
“Stepping into all of the protocols could be taking a place the place it’s not my place to do this,” he stated on Friday.
“We’re a part of society and clearly we’re in a state of affairs the place this (a constructive COVID-19 take a look at) may occur to anybody,” Simeone instructed a news convention.
“We’ll need to do what the opposite gamers do, wait the trip till Luis (Suarez) and Lucas (Torreira) can get again with us as quickly as potential. Proper now on the planet this might occur to anybody and we have to resolve that.”
Third-placed Atleti go into the assembly six factors forward of Barcelona, who’ve endured an up-and-down begin to the season, and stay the one unbeaten aspect left in La Liga this time period.
The match can be a possibility for Simeone to attain a primary managerial league victory over the Catalans in 9 years.
“Each recreation is a chance and that is no totally different,” he stated. “We’ll try to take the sport to the place we predict we will do them probably the most hurt. We’re up towards a aspect with hierarchy, a squad that’s being refreshed, with some actually gifted children and extra skilled heads.
“It’ll be exhausting, troublesome and sophisticated – because it at all times is towards them.”
Suarez and Torreira are joined by Hector Herrera, Sime Vrsjalko and Manu Sanchez on the remedy desk, however there was higher news for Simeone as forwards Diego Costa and Yannick Carrasco had been handed match.
“Costa’s acquired an opportunity of beginning; he’s returned to the group within the final three periods and he’s able to play,” stated the Atletico coach.
“Like most of the different lads, he (Carrasco) is in good kind. He was two or three weeks out, however has been with the group all week.
“He’s additionally proven that he’s able to play. There’s good competitors for locations between Saul Niguez, Thomas Lemar and him.”
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