Diego Simeone’s first training session as coach of Atlético Madrid was open to the public and about 5,000 fans made their way to the Vicente Calderón on Thursday afternoon.
The players returned to training after their Christmas break and did various exercises, mostly focussed on pressuring their opponents.
Cantera players Alberto Noguera and Javi Manquillo trained with the first team, while Sílvio and Diego Costa worked with fitness coach Óscar Pitillas.
Diego had to retire early after picking up a minor knock.
Simeone’s staff is formed by Germán ‘Mono’ Burgos and Juan Vizcaíno, who has stayed on as assistant coach. They are joined by Óscar ‘El Profe’ Ortega who returns to the club after working with Simeone at Racing.
Rubén Baraja, Toni Servera and Joan Mesquida have all followed Gregorio Manzano out of the club.