Atletico Madrid started the season off with a couple of draws and then went on a dangerous run which allowed many to consider them as the best team in Spain. However two losses away from home in recent weeks has got Atletico Madrid fans worrying. What is going wrong for Los Colchoneros?
Diego Simeone has switched to a 4-3-3 system which has made Atletico Madrid stronger going forward but has also weakened them at the back. Atletico Madrid so far have conceded 10 goals in La Liga and only have eight clean sheets. From Cholo’s team it is very poor more would be expected from them. It’s not a problem if Atleti play 4-3-3 at home but when you go away from and home and use the same system you are bound to struggle.
Lack of Rotation?
Simeone not rotating the team is hurting the side. Atleti have depth in the squad I mean the likes of Tiago, Thomas Partey, Lucas Hernandez and Simo Vrsaljko are all good enough to come into the team and do great job, but for some sort of reason Simeone is refusing to acknowledge this. Unfortunately it’s for this very reason that Atleti have lost their last two away games and have conceded six goals in their last five games.
What’s Next For Simeone then?
What needs to happen is Atleti can can continue 4-3-3 if they are playing at home, however away they need to switch back to 4-4-2. Cholo should also consider giving Thomas a run of games, because his strength and energy is missing in that Atleti midfield especially now that Augusto Fernandez is injured.
Tuta Ilonga, TFN Spanish football expert on 07/11/2016 at 11:00
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