Simeone looks towards Herrera in the absence of Lemar and Llorente

Simeone has his essentials within the team, but his season plan is to have everyone plugged in. Because, for example, injuries distribute opportunities to other teammates. Now Cholo has problems accumulating in the center of the field. Last week he lost Llorente and now Lemar is also out. Koke seeks company, with De Paul increasingly settled. AND the Herrera option appears, that barely had minutes and is facing an opportunity.

The mexican was one of the cards that Cholo played to seek the comeback against Real. He entered in the 73rd minute, with the mission of speeding up the rojiblancas plays, of moving the ball quickly against a team in a defensive position. Herrera gave 17 good passes and only one bad (94.4% correct), always from the center and towards the bands, almost always advancing. The games in which Atleti dominate are the ones that best come to the midfielder, who helps with that control and gets on well with Koke.

Atlético’s sixth midfielder

Nevertheless, This season Herrera is not getting a chance. Has only played 180 minutes, spread over five games, only one as a starter (Getafe). That is, the numbers show you how the sixth midfielder of the team, because Kondogbia has grown a lot and De Paul is earning the spot. And Koke, Lemar and Llorente are fixed, although the last two are now in the infirmary. That way a door opens for Herrera, to whom a muscular injury at the beginning of the course has weighed down.

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A year ago, Herrera was fighting for a place in the eleven and ended up convincing Simeone, who put him ahead of Saúl. However, the injuries and the coronavirus removed the Mexican from the team, who already It was very difficult for him to return to the explosion of Lemar. But Cholo has always had good words towards him and he takes it into account. But the competition is very expensive. Against the Real, in a difficult moment, the coach appealed to him. And in the face of what is coming, Herrera is running to be important.

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