The concentration in Los Ángeles de San Rafael is not easy for Atlético footballers. The physical demand is very high and some players accuse the accumulation of efforts. Pablo Barrios has been the first to fall. The youth squad player felt discomfort this Tuesday and had to stop. Medical tests have revealed that the youth squad suffers a low-grade muscle injury in the thigh. He will be out for at least a week.
Instead, Marcos Llorente has better news. The man from Madrid, who also had discomfort, in his groin, has no injury, although will work in the next few days on the sidelines with load sharing to avoid risks. All precaution is little with the 14, who already suffered several injuries during the past season.
The team started working on Friday at Cerro —except for the internationals, who joined on Monday— and has already had doubles and even some triple training sessions, trying to avoid the intense heat of Madrid and, later, Los Angeles de San Rafael . But the team of physical trainers assumes that, although it is time to charge the batteries well, they will not take unnecessary risks with any player. For this reason, for example, Memphis and Giménez, with physical problems carried over from last season, are gradually. And that is why Barrios, feeling discomfort, no longer trained yesterday afternoon and Llorente, for the same reason, did not finish the afternoon session.