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Atletico Madrid gain massive fitness boost with Greizmann back



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Atletico Madrid have been on a freefall over the past month. Slowly but surely, they are losing grip over the top four spots they earned in the first half of the campaign.

A lot seems to be going wrong in Diego Simeone’s camp. However, Javi Gomez of Cadena Copa reveals that Antoine Greizmann is back training at the club’s facilities, a piece of news that will come as music to the manager’s ears.

The French superstar picked up an injury to his thigh muscles in the closing minutes of Los Rojiblancos’ win over Rayo Majadahonda. The initial diagnosis was that he would miss a month of action. However, the recovery has taken longer than expected.

Diego Simeone’s side have lost four of their last six games across all competitions. During this period of poor form, they not only crashed out of the Spanish Supercup and Copa del Rey but also slipped to fifth place in the league table.

Next week, the red-and-white outfit host Manchester United in the first leg of the UEFA Champions League round of 16. Griezmann’s return is a massive boost for the tight schedule ahead.

Joao Felix and Luis Suarez have had disappointing spells this season, piling up Simeone’s misery. While Angel Correa has been a standout performer, even his heroics were not enough to secure a win against last-placed Levante midweek.

With the French star back, the manager will hope that his side can once again find their footing in front of the goal and dominate games.

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Ancelotti talks Courtois, Militao, Bellingham, VAR controversies ahead of Las Palmas vs Real Madrid



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Coming off a highly controversial game against Almeria, Real Madrid will now travel to Gran Canaria to take on Las Palmas tomorrow as part of the early kick-off.

Carlo Ancelotti spoke about the clash tomorrow, starting off by confirming his goalkeeper for tomorrow, “Lunin will start tomorrow.”

He also added that Madrid were looking to get back to their usual level after back-to-back poor performances, one of which included elimination against Atletico Madrid in the Copa del Rey round of 16.

“We are motivated to return to our best level after 2 bad games.”

The Italian gaffer also commented on the biggest football story in the world today, which was Jurgen Klopp announcing his decision to leave Liverpool at the end of the season.

“It’s quite surprising, I understand. Working for a long time with the same club and players lowers your motivation a bit. He’s doing a fantastic job at Liverpool.”

And of course, Ancelotti also spoke about the leaked VAR audiovisual, some of which are highly controversial for all parties involved. Barcelona coach and players have also commented on the same, in light of the Negreira case.

“They have talked a lot. Everyone knows what has happened in the last 20 years in Spanish football. The Civil Guard is carrying out an investigations. That is the real problem of Spanish football.”

Luckily for the manager and fans, all injured players — minus the ACL trio of David Alaba, Eder Militao, and Thibaut Courtois — are available. Jude Bellingham is suspended, however.

“Everyone is available now after the recent period of injuries.”

“Making up for Bellingham’s absence tomorrow? Brahim and Joselu are available options. They were able to show themselves after I relied on them as substitutes,” he added.

And as far as Militao and Courtois are concerned, both of whom tore their ACL early in the season, Ancelotti suggested that they could make their return before the season ends.

“Courtois and Militão both have the option to play this season. The recovery process is going very well, they are training on an individual level. It is February and these types of injuries last 6-8 months, so I think they will recover before the end of the season.”

Source: Mundo Deportivo

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