Matches continue to come hard and fast as we reach the penultimate game of the season in La Liga. The headliner this weekend is Sevilla’s trip to the capital of Spain where they will take on Atletico Madrid at the Wanda Metropolitano.
Ahead of the game, Diego Simeone has selected 20 players that will host Julien Lopetegui’s men. Two defenders are missing from the squad list in the form of Renan Lodi, who is suspended, and Sime Vrsaljko, who picked up an injury early in the Elche clash.
The midfield is stacked, with all but Thomas Lemar fit and called up. The Frenchman will miss the rest of the season, along with Joao Felix.
Tomorrow very well could be Luis Suarez’s last game at the Wanda, and it would not be farfetched to expect him to be in the starting lineup for the game.
Javier Serrano and Giuliano Simeone are the youth team players called up.
📋 Your Atleti squad list for tomorrow's game! pic.twitter.com/vcf4EPxk51— Atlético de Madrid (@atletienglish) May 14, 2022
Real Madrid maintain full confidence in Turkish starlet despite injury woes
Arda Guler’s Real Madrid stint has not gotten off to the start he would have hoped to have given the expectation that preceded the transfer.
Having joined in the summer after Real Madrid outbid their competition to win him over from Fenerbahce for a 20-million-euro fee, buzz was high as the winger was expected to slot into the team quite seamlessly, albeit on a rotational basis.
Unfortunately for the 18-year-old, he has been constantly marred by injuries since completing the move.
Reports have stated that after Guler picked up his third injury since his move, Real Madrid have been concerned and want to take things slow with the player to ensure he is fit as soon as possible after an injury to his quadriceps this time.
The Turk is yet to make his competitive debut for the club, and Real Madrid even sacked their medical chief in November, in light of their injury crises since the beginning of the season.
No loan deal for Guler
However, according to Fabrizio Romano in a recent YouTube video, he states that Madrid maintain full trust and patience in the youngster.
Despite his bad luck with injuries, the latest of which he is scheduled to return from after Christmas, the Galacticos have no intention of loaning out Guler to Turkish clubs despite lots of speculation of them doing so of late.
Romano states that Madrid remain firm on not shaking things up too much with the squad, and they want to keep their roster stable, including Arda Guler.
They want to extend their full support and protection to the player as he aims to return to full fitness and finally make his bow for Madrid either by the end of this month or in 2024.