Atlético and Villarreal meet at the Calderón late Saturday evening in what promises to be a cracker. An average of over four goals per match has been scored the last seven times the teams have squared off. Atleti will look to get back on the winning track at home against a side that has beaten them three straight times.
Atlético winger Jose Antonio Reyes went on the popular Cadena SER radio show ‘El Larguero’ Tuesday evening to deny claims about a locker room campaign against Diego Forlan. “It’s nonsense that we don’t pass the ball to Forlán,” said Reyes. “One who watches the games has to realise that there isn’t a single problem with Forlán.”
Just when Quique Sanchez Flores was starting to nail down his best squad, possible dressing room problems have come to light following striker Diego Forlan’s tantrum after being substituted in the final minutes against Sevilla.
Atlético striker Diego Forlán could be set to miss the match against Sevilla this weekend after spraining his left ankle in training yesterday, reports Atleti’s official site. The Uruguayan picked up the knock attempting to get past Juan Valera in a practise drill. The injury is described as a minor one, so there’s a chance that he may recover in time for the upcoming clash.
Atlético president Enrique Cerezo and General Director Miguel Ángel Gil went on the Cadena SER radio programme “El Larguero” yesterday, in a bid to clarify the state of their relationship. Rumours in the Spanish media earlier this week suggested that there was a “complete rupture” between the pair and that they were not on speaking terms.
With the defeat to los Leones, we close out the first month of the new decade with a mere 4 out of a possible 15 points from league matches. Drifting away and lost in no man’s land in the classification table, it’s time for Atlético to re-draw its objective for the 2010-11 campaign, as Champions League play is now but a fairy tale.
Reports in the Spanish media earlier this week suggested that Atlético striker Diego Forlán wanted to join Real Madrid this winter transfer window. The player denied those claims, assuring fans that he has never thought about going anywhere else. “I’ve been here for three years and it has never crossed my mind to leave.”
According to Onda Cero Radio based in Madrid, Atletico striker Diego Forlan has offered himself “in a desperate fashion” to our bitter rivals Real Madrid. The radio station claims that Forlan’s agent and brother contacted Merengue officials some time last week in order to inform them that the Uruguayan forward was available for a price ranging from €8m to €10m.
Atlético striker Diego Forlán picked up his World Cup Golden Ball in Germany on Tuesday, ahead of his side’s Europa League clash against Bayer Leverkusen. Forlán electrified world-wide audiences with his inspired performances while leading his Uruguayan national team to an unexpected fourth place finish in South Africa this past summer.
In a press conference held after the match against Universidad Las Palmas, Atlético coach Quique Sánchez Flores deemed reports of a turbulent relationship between him and striker Diego Forlán “outrageous.” He assured reporters that his relationship with the attacker is “super normal.” Quique also praised the performances of several youngsters that were handed playing time against Universidad.