Erendira Palma Hernandez
La Jornada newspaper
Friday, November 20, 2020, p. a10
Marcos Llorente, Atlético de Madrid midfielder, regretted the loss due to injury of Mexican Héctor Herrera, recognizing the good performances he had recently had. Facing Saturday’s game against Barcelona, he assured that the external conflicts of the Catalan team will not be an advantage for the colchoneros.
Herrera is an important loss for us, he had been playing very good games, giving a very high level and the fact that he cannot be hurts. But we have a competitive team and whoever has to play will do it very well, Llorente said in an international videoconference.
When the Mexican midfielder was in one of his best moments with Atlético by chaining four starting duels, he will now be out of the courts for at least two weeks after suffering a muscle injury that even prevented him from playing with Tricolor on this FIFA date.
The colchoneros will not have forward Luis Suárez, a former member of Barcelona, on matchday 10 of the Spanish League, because the Uruguayan player tested positive for Covid-19 in the concentration with his selection.
However, Llorente affirmed that “the loss of Suárez is important for us, but we have a very competitive squad. Whoever is in the game will do very well. In the end, the difficulties of this game are very great, not only because of Leo (Messi) but also due to several factors, “he said.
He maintained that the Barça’s extra-court problems will not influence the game. In the end, football is so strange and it surprises you, many times the one who was in the worst shape wins.