Without Héctor Herrera and Luis Suárez on the pitch, for different reasons, Atlético de Madrid will host Barcelona this Saturday.
The quality of the Uruguayan has made him an immediate standard of every shirt he defends; therefore, his absence is understood as an imminent blow for the companions.
The history of the Mexican is not told the same; He has struggled to gain a foothold in Diego Pablo Simeone’s approach, but he has found it and his injury does not go unnoticed in the mattress area.
“It is an important loss for us, Hector had been playing very good games, giving a very high level, that he cannot be there is something that hurts the team,” acknowledged Marcos Llorente, Atleti midfielder in videoconference.
The narrative of Llorente’s stay is similar to that of “HH”, with whom he has formed an effective dumbbell in the middle. The Spanish was not an indisputable starter in his early days as rojiblanco; It “exploded”, significantly, in the second leg of the last 16 of the previous edition of the Champions League, against Liverpool.
Marcos plays for one of the great nemesis of Real Madrid, his birthplace, to which he does not appeal to face the confrontation with the Blaugranas: “I have no anti feeling [culé]. It is something that I do not care, I am very motivated by the rival that he is. It doesn’t affect me now and it didn’t affect me before [haber surgido del Madrid]”, he sentenced, in the prelude to the match that has Atlético as the light favorite.
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