How Far Can Atlético Madrid Go In La Liga 2020
Atlético de Madrid begins the Spanish football 2020/21 season to improve what they achieved last campaign. They finished third last season in the domestic league and reached the Champions League quarter-finals.
Los Colchoneros finished very far from Real Madrid in the 2019/20 league. In the Copa del Rey, they were not rivals either, being eliminated in the first round. In the Champions League, after a memorable party against Liverpool, they resoundingly fell against German Leipzig. However, he fulfilled the task of re-qualifying for the top continental competition.
After an ups and downs season, it is expected that this time the squad will perform better.
Regarding the players’ incorporations and departures, the “rojiblancos” had little movement in the recent transfer market. The most relevant incorporation was the Uruguayan striker Luis Suárez. After his transfer to Juventus did not materialize, Atlético de Madrid managed to get his services.
In addition, they made the transfer of Yannick Ferreyra Carrasco official. This Belgian player was on loan from the Chinese team Dalian Pro. They also acquired Ivo Grbic from Lokomotiv Zagreb to be Oblak’s substitute in goal. Likewise, at Simeone’s request, they obtained Uruguayan defensive midfielder Lucas Torreira.
As for the exits, the most relevant was that of the forward Morata, who was loaned to Juventus. Meanwhile, Henrique, Clemente, and Thomas were transferred. Additionally, Mollejo, Nehuén, Lama, and Adán went as free agents or were loaned.
Atlético de Madrid Lineup 2020/21
Every season, Simeone presents a very good-at-defense Atlético de Madrid. In the 2020/21 season, “El Cholo” will remain faithful to his style. In this sense, we must remind that they received only 27 goals in the previous Spanish league season. The players who will put into practice the Argentine coach’s tactics will be:
The Goal: here, we will see Oblak, one of the best in the world, in this position.
Defense: in this line, the team will have names like Giménez, Felipe, Trippier, and Lodi. Giménez is a leader within the team, and if he is injury-free, he can perform well. Felipe was one of the club’s revelations. Likewise, Trippier and Lodi are expected to continue improving.
Midfield: in this sector, we have Koke. He is the captain and the team’s key player. He will be accompanied by Ñíguez, Ferreira Carrasco, Llorente, and Torreira. Ñíguez can grow a lot. For his part, Ferreira Carrasco earned a four-season contract thanks to his performance. Llorente improved as the championship progressed, and Torreira should fit in well with Simeone’s scheme.
Forward: the reference in this sector will be the scorer and star signing Luis Suárez. They will also have João Félix. He was the most popular signing last year, and a lot is still expected of him. Another player who will come from the bench is Diego Costa.
In the current season, the objectives are the same as the last one. For both sporting and economic reasons, this club always has a priority to enter Champions League positions. Besides, Los Colchoneros should give the fight in the League to Barça and Madrid. As for the Copa del Rey, it is also expected to improve the last season’s performance.