Griezmann and the rest of Atlético’s injured travel to Bilbao


The coach of Atlético de Madrid, Diego Pablo Simeone, called up the entire squad this Thursday, including Antoine Griezmann and the rest of the injured, for the dispute of the second leg of the 2023-2024 Copa del Rey semifinal against Athletic Club in San Mamés (9:30 p.m.), according to the mattress team.

This Wednesday, the Argentine ruled out the participation of the French forward in the match with a place in the Copa del Rey final at stake. “Antoine is not going to participate in the game, we need him to recover well. He made a great effort to try to be available, but to no avail. With the peace of mind of knowing that the teammates who will come in for him will do it in the best way,” he advanced. at a press conference.

The striker had to leave the field of play in the first leg of the Champions League round of 16 against Inter Milan last week, after suffering a sprain to his right ankle when he clashed with full-back Carlos Augusto in the dispute. a sphere This injury ruled out the French attacker for Saturday’s EA Sports LaLiga match against UD Almería, a match that ended in a draw (2-2).

Therefore, the red and white ‘7’, who was “pending development” and has worked over the last week to be able to help his team in the cup semi-final, will not be able to form the starting forward against the ‘lions’. Thus, Simeone will have to choose between Depay, Correa and Llorente as Morata’s companion in San Mamés.

Like Griezmann, the injured Thomas Lemar, César Azpilicueta and José María Giménez also travel to Bilbao. The Argentine coach, who will have to make two discards, completed the call with the reserve team player Salim El Jebari.

Thus, the list is made up of goalkeepers Horatiu Moldovan, Jan Oblak and Antonio Gomis; defenders Giménez, Azpilicueta, Gabriel Paulista, Stefan Savic, Nahuel Molina, Axel Witsel, Mario Hermoso and Reinildo Mandava; the midfielders Rodrigo de Paul, Koke Resurrección, Saúl Ñíguez, Thomas Lemar, Samuel Lino, Marcos Llorente, Rodrigo Riquelme, Arthur Vermeeren, Pablo Barrios and El Jebari; and the forwards Griezmann, Memphis Depay, Ángel Correa and Álvaro Morata.

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