Héctor Herrera and the tough battle he will have for ownership at Atlético de Madrid

The Mexican competes with big names and multiple options in the midfield of the colchoneros commanded by Diego Simeone

The Mexican midfielder Hector Herrera He is living his third season at Atlético de Madrid, a club with which he has registered 37 league games, only twenty of them as a starter, He has not seen minutes so far this season due to a muscular overload that afflicted him during the final stretch of the preseason and that places him at a clear disadvantage compared to his teammates.

In addition to the injury, Another factor that has played against Héctor Herrera and the race for a place in the starting eleven are the names with which he shares the area of ​​the field, because among them are heavyweights within the squad for Argentine coach Diego Simeone.

In direct competition as an interior on the left with the midfielder from Tijuana, Baja California, is Koke Resurrection, 29-year-old mattress squad with ten seasons in the team, appointed as first captain in the 2019-20 season due to his career, which includes two league titles (2013-14, 2020-21), one of the Copa del Rey ( 2012-13), Super Cup (2014-15), and on the continental level it has three Europa League (2009-10, 2011-12, 2017-18) and three UEFA Super Cup (2010-11, 2012-13, 2018-19) .

On the opposite flank, Atlético de Madrid has the 25-year-old Frenchman Thomas lemar, who is going through his fourth cycle with the team, with 83 games of experience, and is backed by the Russia 2018 World Cup. In addition to Lemar, Simeone has his compatriot Rodrigo de Paul, who at 27 years old landed from Udinese thanks to his handling of the ball in the second third of the field.

Towards the bands, the ‘Cholo’ Simeone has the 30-year-old English Kieran trippier on the left wing, in which he owns the position since his arrival to the team in summer 2019, from Tottenham Hotspur, and in which he alternates with the 29-year-old Croat Sime Vrsaljko.

The former Atlético Paranaense player appears on the right flank Renan lodi, who arrived together with Héctor Herrera to the club and has the starting tag for the Argentine, with 58 games after three football cycles. In addition to the 23-year-old Brazilian, the colchoneros have the Belgian as an alternative Yannick Carrasco, another old acquaintance of Simeone since 2015 with 129 league games.

After three games, Atlético de Madrid is fifth in Laliga with 7 points, tied with Barcelona, Valencia, Seville and Real Madrid, but with less in goal difference.