26 Jul Simeone allays Joao Felix injury fears and anticipates great season from Diego Costa
The Portugal international was driven off after less than half an hour of his introduction for the La Liga outfit after his movement against Benfica
Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone has verified that fresh signing Joao Felix’s injury isn’t as severe as feared, which the adolescent could attribute in their derby clash with Real Madrid on Friday.
The 19-year old continued less than half an hour of his introduction battle against Numancia after picking up a cool problem, and then sat from the Global Champions Cup experience with Guadalajara.
However, the Portugal international could be set to make a quick return to action following his trainer suggested the prior Benfica man could create the team to confront Los Blancos this week.
“He is a bit harm. It is an annoying blowoff, but we want it to be nice,” Simeone advised the press before this experience, which can be set to be performed in MetLife Stadium in New Jersey within this pair’s continuing pre-season trainings.
“He coached at the morning with no difficulties. I envision tomorrow he’ll play for some time or begin from the start.”
Felix joined the positions at Wanda Metropolitano through the off-season for a replacement for its incoming Antoine Griezmann, after a nice breakout season in his home nation.
Simeone has also added he anticipates Diego Costa to benefit the faith shown in him even though a tough national campaign , together with the Brazil-born Spain global only netting two goals in La Liga.
“Diego heard me talk in times of trouble,” the director added. “I really don’t change a comma in what I presume. I’m convinced it will be a fantastic time for him and his team-mates”
Atletico confront their greatest competitions for the very first time outside Europe, at a further ICC experience, together with neutrals likely to relish a ferocious encounter at the house of the New York Giants and New York Jets.
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Midfielder Saul Niguez spoke up the burden of this experience despite its non-competitive standing, saying that his side may care for the game no differently from another face-off with Zinedine Zidane’s side.
“Though it’s a friendly game, it’s a derby. It’s always unique, it’s the very first that’s played out Europe, it makes us quite excited to compete ,” he said.
“The very significant issue is to get ready for the very first official game, but we will play as though it had been an official game, as though it were a closing, because each time you wear the top of Atletico Madrid it’s to provide everything.”