Jornada 9: Levante v Atlético de Madrid
Posted by atleti on October 26, 2007
We face a very woeful Levante with 1 measily point– a game we should absolutely win (no ifs, ands, or buts). Anything less than a win would be a massive disappointment. At the same time, I wouldn’t underestimate them: Levante are desperate (ravenous, even) for 3 points. We can’t let our guard down for this encounter at all.
Brief, Random, Unstructured Notes
Reyes, Zé Castro, Motta (hell froze over?), Miguel, & Valera were all fit to participate in today’s (Friday) training session. [NB: Seitaridis and Mista are still unavailable.]
When I read that Mista was still injured, it made me wonder if Batres would occupy a spot on the bench again, to fill the role of 3rd striker. [I'd support that decision wholeheartedly- I like to see canteranos given an opportunity to play with the top team. That's how we found Torres, after all.]
With Seitaridis out injured, it might be a good idea to start Valera as left-back (instead of Antonio)– he had a restful time in Madrid while the team traveled to Moscow.
Oddly, there’s no mention of Perea at all in the article. I guess we’ll have to wait until the squad list is released to see if he’ll be available. If Motta is deemed fit enough, I think he should occupy a spot on the bench. It’s time to get him back in action, for goodness sake.
Luis, Maxi, and Reyes (if 100% fit) should be included in the starting 11.
I’ll post up the confirmed 11 once it’s available, of course.
Also: Check out the below entry to see names of possible centre-backs that might interest the higher-ups.