Herrera, 'signing' for Simeone

The Mexican is already in Madrid after playing the Gold Cup, where he was named best player of the tournament. Come on pace to be important.


Atletico already have the last member of the first team that was missing to join the preseason. Héctor Herrera went to the Navarra Clinic to pass the medical examination and will start training with his teammates after having played the Gold Cup with his team.

Mexico fell in the final of the tournament against the United States, with Miles Robinson's goal in extra time, but Herrera's great level led him to lift the Ballon d'Or as the best player in the championship. The rojiblanco midfielder scored the final goal against Canada to put his team in the final and gave two assists during the tournament, in addition to completing 562 of the 570 minutes of his team. Now, he joins the Atlético preseason in full competition rhythm, with an extra gear that may be important for Simeone.

Herrera enjoyed a few days of vacation before concentrating with Mexico and will directly join the Cholo squad. The rojiblanco team fell in the Carranza trophy penalty shootout against Cádiz in Rodrigo de Paul's debut for Atlético. Koke and Llorente could have their first minutes next Sunday against Feyenoord in the last appointment prior to the start of the League (August 15 in Balaídos) and the mattress midfield will be practically complete with maximum internal competition to take minutes. Meanwhile, the club concentrates its work to strengthen itself on the offensive side and continues with the search for a striker who can replace Suárez at the attack point.

Photos from as.com

Powered by Blogger.