Today Atlético started their second day of pre-season training with another double shift.
A host of players are absent due to various reasons but a large group has already started preparing for the new season.
One player is unaccounted for, though. There was still no sign of Diego Costa.
The striker, the only one available to Manzano, hasn’t been seen around Cerro del Espino, and club officials at the club’s training ground today refused to comment on the Brazilian’s whereabouts.
With the player’s future in doubt, Diego might have decided to stay in sunny Brazil a few more days, although we still hope there is a logical explanation to his absence.
After two days of checkups, Atlético move the pre-season activities to Los Ángeles de San Rafael tomorrow for 11 days of drilling by the new coach.
Update: According to MARCA, Diego Costa, who was still with his family in Aracaju, will return to Madrid on Thursday. It’s still unclear why his return to the Spanish capital was delayed.