Simeone’s striking decision with De Paul in the Champions League that went unnoticed after the controversy

Simeone had De Paul among the substitutes against Brugge but he didn’t even warm him up

The fact remained in the background because the concern is elsewhere. The defeat of Atletico Madrid against Bruges on the third date of the group stage of Champions League put the Spanish cast in an awkward situation. They add two falls in three presentations and the obligation is to recover during the final stretch to advance to the round. In that context, the scandal that had Rodrigo De Paul in the eye of the storm it was left to one side and there was an event that went –almost– unnoticed.

The Argentine soccer player returned to be summoned in the mattress after later joining training and missing the last date of the Spanish League. He was sitting on the bench of Jan Breydel Stadium during the 2-0 loss against the Belgians despite the fact that the match called for offensive modifications to try to reverse the score. The former Racing, finally, he did not jump onto the field and had to suffer a kind of punishment of cholos which was not noticed during transmission.

The newspaper journalist Brand from Madrid, David Medina, assured that De Paul “did not warm up” in the duel against witches. The Argentine arrived on the court with a “serious” face and “with the only company of Correa.” Argentina national team player “didn’t even get hot”although he experienced a moment of confusion: “De Paul thought it was his turn to warm up to go in. He got up thinking it was his turn but the coaching staff told him to sit down again ”.

The choloswhich had Nahuel Molina as the starter on the right side, made four changes throughout the match: Geoffrey Kondogbia, Joao Felix, Ángel Correa and Matheus Cunha entered in different sections of the game for José María Giménez, Yannick Carrasco, Marcos Llorente and Álvaro Morata, respectively.

At the subsequent press conference, there were no questions to Simeone linked to this determination as if the president of the institution Enrique Cerezo had referred to the scandal hours before. “Well, what I am going to tell you is a very clear thing, that it is an issue between him and us. And I think that everything has already been said.the manager repeated over and over again when the journalists tried to understand if De Paul had the entity’s permission to join later and attend an event with his partner, the singer Tini Stoessel.

As the newspaper insisted Brand during the last few hours, the 28-year-old He asked not to immediately join the training of Atlético de Madrid after the tour of Argentina for the United States with the Argentine national team. This license request, they clarified in the media, was linked to “a health problem of his father”. However, he was seen with his girlfriend’s entourage during the Latin Billboards that took place at the Watsco Center in Florida (United States).

“At Atletico they feel that Rodri De Paul is not being professional enough. Not only because of his recent adventure in America… It seems to them that he only thinks about the World Cup, ”they assured in the Spanish media The tribe (Radio Marca) after what happened.

It is clear that the decision not to give De Paul minutes by the Argentine coach may simply be a sporting move, but it drew attention because even his absence against Sevilla He had minutes in all the games of the mattress So far this semester, either as a starter or substitute.

He was not called up for the league clash after joining practices late and reappeared on the list against Club Brugge, but he didn’t even make pre-competitive moves. So far, their figures indicate that it was starter in four presentations and who contributed a goalbut also jumped onto the field in four other games entering from the substitute bench. All eyes will now be on next Saturday when the Aleti host Girona from 11.15 on matchday 8 of the League.


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The image of Rodrigo De Paul’s discord with Tini that sparked a great controversy in Atlético Madrid

The final sentence of the president of Atlético de Madrid when asked about permission for Rodrigo De Paul to accompany Tini Stoessel