Beautiful, a birthday awaits

Tthree seasons full of ups and downs have lived Lovely Mario since he landed on Atletico Madrid summer 2019. Madrid’s midfielder arrived at Metropolitano from Espanyol and with the label as one of the best midfielders in LaLiga. International with the national team, he met the hope of the rojiblanco team convinced that it would help him settle in the national team. Nothing could be further from the reality, the left winger was disappearing from both Luis Enrique’s and Robert Moreno’s lists and now it seems difficult for him to regain that place.

After a very discreet first year, the change of system for the league title season favored him. His second season as rojiblanco consolidated him as a starting player and he played more than 3,000 minutes. Well over the barely 1,700 during his first year. Everything seemed to indicate that he had finally settled into Simeone’s plans to the extent that he also overtook Lodi as left back when the Argentine coach invested in a four-line. The irregularity in the team, added to several individual errors, weighed on the Madrilenian. ANDIn the winter market, he would see how Reinildo’s arrival banished him to a secondary role.

Until the arrival of the Mozambicans, Hermoso collected 19 starts in 21 league matches. One of his absences was due to suspension. To this must be added his ownership in the six group stage matches in the Champions League as well as in the Spanish Super Cup and in the cup duel against Real. He was undeniable for Cholo. As we said, the arrival of the football player from Lille left Hermoso in the background. To the extent that I have only been a beginner 3 times since then. There was almost half a lane left and the man from Madrid lost his place.

Since then, his role has been a testimony. Granada at Metropolitano and Athletic at San Mamés were his last two appearances starting in a final stretch where he also had no luck with injuries and covid. That is why this loss of prominent place invited Atlético to consider leaving the midfield. Something like today does not go into the plans for a beautiful as we said, the key was that LaLiga was defeated 20-21. If there is an exit on the defensive plot, in the Metropolitan’s office, the chosen name would be Mario, but at present there is no news while Madrid is celebrating its 27th anniversary on holiday with its family.

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