Simone on UCL fixture, ‘Suarez could be in starting XI of Atletico Madrid’

Coach and mentor Diego Simone shares his views on Luis Suarez and his strategy to go ahead in Champions League


Atletico Madrid mentor Diego Simone has said that striker Luis Suarez could be playing in the beginning XI for the side in their Champions League fixture against Salzburg.

Suarez has been training individually ahead of the Champions League fixture due to an injury however Simone has said that the striker would definitely be in the squad. “We agreed with the doctor that it was best for him to work away from the group [on Monday] and then, according to what we see tomorrow, he’ll [either] start or be on the bench,” quoted Simone as saying.

Suarez has been in incredible form since he switched from Barcelona to Atletico Madrid.

The striker has scored four objectives in five league games. Earlier this month, he additionally enlisted his 150th goal in La Liga and thus, he turned into the second-quickest player to accomplish this achievement, just behind Cristiano Ronaldo.

“I’ve found a player who I listened to on the phone when we first made contact in that first chat to see if there was a chance he could join us. He wanted to be here and he’s proving it. Let’s hope we can help him,” said Simone. Atletico Madrid is currently at the fifth place in the La Liga 2020-21 standings with 11 points from 5 matches.

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