The second post-Monchi era of the 21st century started in Seville this Saturday, with the medical examinations of the footballers who will travel to Montecastillo (Jerez) on Sunday to begin the first pre-season stage under the command of José Luis Mendilibar. The Basque coach, fire extinguisher and hero at the end of last season, directs this year from the beginning to those of Nervión.
From early in the morning, the players of the first team and nine homegrown players mentioned by Mendilibar They have met in the sports city for the first tests. Tecatito, Papu Gómez, Isaac Romero, Pedro Ortiz, Gattoni, Augustinsson, Januzaj, Suso, Óscar Rodríguez, Lamela, Rafa Mir, Iván Romero, Nianzou and Alberto Flores began with the awards. The Danish Thomas Delaney, due to a digestive ailment, He has not been able to go to the sports city and will join the team’s concentration directly when he recovers.
Another group made up of Marcao, Rekik, Carmona, Pedrosa, Montiel, Óliver, Fernando, Rony Lopes, Manu Bueno, Matías Árbol, Kike Salas and Juanlu has carried out the stress test. In the case of the internationals who ended up playing games with their national teams recently, they will join the group in the near future, as will Marko Dmitrovic. The Serbian goalkeeper, with permission from the club, plans to join the concentration in the coming days after solving some red tape.
Navas, Ocampos, Acuña, Montiel, Gudelj, En-Nesyri and Bono will enjoy a few more days of vacation. Pedrosa and Gattoni are the new faces, for now. This Sunday the medical examinations will be completed and In the afternoon the expedition will head towards Montecastillo, to stay focused in order to work on land in Jerez for more than a week.