Atletico Madrid’s injuries pile up
Atletico Madrid looked as though they had turned over a new leaf at the start of the campaign in regards to injuries after a troublesome 2018/19 season, yet last year’s problems have resurfaced.
Seven members of the first team squad were unavailable for Saturday’s derby against Real Madrid and Alvaro Morata became the eighth Rojiblanco to be sidelined after a clash in that encounter.
Taking into account that the squad is only made up of 23 members, including recent arrival Yannick Carrasco, the percentage of injured players is devastating, especially at such a crucial point in the season.
The positive news for Diego Simeone is that Koke appears to finally be in the closing stretch of his recovery and should be ready to face Granada at the Wanda Metropolitano on Saturday.