Simeone 'teaches' the 11th of the derby and changes the system

Simeone began to test the eleven to receive Real Madrid in a key derby for LaLiga. El Cholo could return to a 4-4-2 with Hermoso as a winger.


Atletico returned to work after resting on Tuesday and Simeone began testing the eleven ahead of the derby against Real Madrid, a key game in the fight for the league title. El Cholo has Trippier and Carrasco back, the first after completing the FIFA sanction that has kept him out of the last nine games and the second recovered from the blow suffered in the Ciutat of Valencia and that has prevented him from participating in the last three encounters.

And the two of them would go straight back to eleven. Atlético have established themselves in the line of three centrals, but in the derby they could return to the 1-4-4-2 that Cholo had always used. The versatility of Hermoso allows him to be on the left side or to re-form a line of three centrals with Felipe and Savic, something that he already entered in the game against Villarreal. With Lemar on the sidelines, working with a recuperator in an alternative field, Simeone devised an eleven where Llorente would accompany Suárez in attack as he already did during several sections of the match in La Cerámica and Carrasco and Correa would occupy the bands.

Trippier for Vrsaljko and Carrasco for Lemar would be the two novelties regarding the match against Villarreal. Behind, the defensive line would be made up of Trippier, Savic, Felipe and Hermoso and the double pivot would be occupied by Koke and Saúl, with the collaboration of Carrasco's bands, who at any time could go on to play as left lane and Correa pulled to the right wing, where against Villarreal he made a great physical display to collaborate in defense. According to the eleven tested by Simeone, Atlético would face Real Madrid with Oblak, Trippier, Savic, Felipe, Hermoso, Correa, Saúl, Koke, Carrasco, Llorente and Luis Suárez. João Félix, who scored again against Villarreal, would wait for his chance from the bench.

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