Celta – Atltico (5.30 pm)
Apart from Correa, his buddy, with whom he shares a consultant, and Augusto, the Albicelestes haven’t had weight with Cholo. Its value, 35 million, is, for now, the very best available in the market in Spain
- Athletic Simeone and Messi’s possibility: “We never spoke to him to have a minimal opportunity”
On the left leg of Rodrigo de Paul (Sarand, 1994) there’s barely a millimeter freed from ink. The faces of Jesus Christ and the Virgin Mary, their canine Rocky and a boy enjoying soccer with the quantity 10 make up his museum. Together with his proper, nearly diffident, he attracts these correct scribbles on the again of the rival protection that few guess, and, after all, many fewer handle to finish along with his precision. Flashes which were drawing the eye of Andrea Berta, who controls the league in her nation (Serie A) intimately. There, with the Udinese shirt, a workforce from the temperate zone of the classification (14) turned probably the most decisive midfielders in Europe (34 objectives and 36 assists in 184 video games). Final season, he left his signature with 9 objectives and 10 passes, that means that he participated in nearly half of the 42 objectives for his workforce. Years in the past these virtues had aroused Simeone’s curiosity in his compatriot.
Though the signing of De Paul, the costliest within the League (35 tens of millions and contract till 2026), it turned official a month in the past, his identify has been round in Cholo’s head for a very long time. Just a few days after successful the Copa del Rey within the BernabuIn 2013, the Atltico coach was requested concerning the Argentine footballers who most captivated him. “I like Correa, Vietto and De Paul,” he assured with out hesitation. Eight years later, Simeone, who remains to be in the identical place he held then, solely with 5 extra titles, changing into the coach with probably the most titles (eight) and victories (316) within the historical past of Atltico, has had the chance to direct to these three guarantees.
Vietto (1993), as is well-known, didn’t depart the slightest hint (three objectives in 38 video games), apart from the 4 million obtained final autumn for his switch to Al Hilal from Saudi Arabia. It’s not the case of belt (1995), which has a nook within the historical past of the entity. It was after that time objective in Valladolid, on the best way to the eleventh league. This season exceed 300 video games in rojiblanco.
And some weeks in the past, after being Argentina’s compass champion of the America Cup (his was the decisive help to Di Mara towards Brazil within the ultimate), together with Correa, together with Messi, the one one lacking landed. About Paul, who has nothing to do with that younger man who tiptoed via the League within the soccer jersey. Valencia (2014-16), he has left in two preseason intervals (45 minutes towards Cdiz and 58 towards Feyenoord), after shortening his trip by every week, some good brushstrokes.
Friendship with Correa
On paper you may guess the right ingredient to offer a contact of additional taste to the champion’s core, the place Koke you’ll have by your aspect somebody who reads and thinks very equally. “The adaptation is not being a problem. He has arrived with great enthusiasm and he knows that he has a unique opportunity to take a leap in his career,” say those that have lived with him in his first days in Madrid. His friendship with Correa, additionally represented by Agustin Jimnez, which expedited the operation, has paved its manner. Each had time to talk in the course of the Copa America, with the operation chewed up.
Of Paul, who has the date of his skilled debut with Racing tattooed on his proper arm (February 10, 2013), sporting the 5 he borrowed Torreira final yr, I spent a few years Thomas and move with magnificence Tiago, the instance to comply with for anybody who desires to dignify that quantity.
“I see football in a very similar way to Simeone,” argued the midfielder in an interview with the membership. That related panorama has allowed him to share midfield on this uncommon preseason with Lemar, Kondogbia, Koke or Herrera and this afternoon, in Balados (5.30 pm), it’s regular for him to play his first official minutes. “Being an important player in transition, in his vision of the game; he has a very good stopped ball, he has a goal … We will see if he can adapt immediately to what the team needs,” Simeone identified yesterday. Apart from Correa and Augusto Fernndez, not one of the compatriots who requested for the Atltico (Gaitn, Kranevitter, bland, Ansaldi…) They settled. One other problem for De Paul, one other problem for Cholo.