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Defense a problem as Atlético Madrid faces Chelsea in CL

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Protection a trouble as Atlético Madrid encounters Chelsea in CL

MADRID (AP) – Atlético Madrid has actually long been associated with trustworthy and also challenging protection.

No group has actually acknowledged less objectives than Atlético in the Spanish organization because instructor Diego Simeone showed up in 2011. His team has actually led the organization in least objectives acknowledged 6 times in the last 8 periods.

Yet getting in Champions Organization round of 16 suit versus Chelsea on Tuesday, Atlético’s protection has actually had a hard time like never ever prior to under the Argentine instructor.

10 objectives have actually been acknowledged in the last 7 video games, the most awful run without a tidy sheet because Simeone showed up.

“It’s true that we have been conceding goals, but when we were not conceding many goals we praised the defense and the entire team, and now the entire team has to improve defensively, we as defenders and the rest of the squad as well,” Atlético protector Stefan Savic stated on Monday.

The protective issues have actually seen Atlético win just one of its last 5 suits, all of a sudden endangering its once-comfortable Spanish organization lead.

Yielding versus Chelsea might impede its possibilities as away objectives have a larger weight in the competitors.

The protective troubles have actually accompanied Savic and also Mario Hermoso being out hurt. Various other gamers have actually been eliminated with the coronavirus, consisting of Renan Lodi. As well as Kieran Trippier continues to be outlawed complying with an English wagering examination. The lacks required Simeone to alter the group’s development from 4-4-2 to 3-5-2 just recently, and also the outcomes were negative.

Simeone has actually utilized functional midfielder Marcos Llorente to offset several of the lacks in protection and also stated he might dip into right back on Tuesday. One more alternative would certainly be to utilize young person Ricard Sánchez in the setting.

“Llorente is the player who better occupies that position,” Simeone stated. “We also have Ricard, who is young. We have time until tomorrow’s match to decide what’s the best option.”

The suit will certainly remain in Bucharest, Romania, due to traveling constraints avoiding site visitors from Britain getting in Spain. It remained in that exact same city in which Simeone won his very first title with Atlético, the 2012 Europa Organization.

“It’s different for everyone,” Simeone stated, “but we’ll enter the match as if we are playing at home.”

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