The rebirth of Ángel Correa in Atlético: to have weight on the court again
Although he is the second scorer, he is in a drought. The Argentine to take advantage of Joao Félix’s injury.
It is never good to say that an injury should be taken advantage of, because it even sounds selfish for a teammate to think of doing so. Joao Félix had a hard blow that will take him out of the rest of the season, and Diego Simeone is looking for new cards to line up in the attacking front. The Portuguese became a vital player who opened the dressing room matches. Ángel Correa is shaping up to replace him.
Ángel Correa came from more to less at Atlético de Madrid. Although he is the top scorer with 11 goals in LaLiga for the mattress club, his prominence has been somewhat erased, as has that of his teammate, Antoine Griezmann. Diego Simeone pays them a lot for the sacrificial game they have been showing, especially the Frenchman leaving the area and defending, but his performance as scorers has to be seen with goals.
Atlético de Madrid and Diego Simeone need Angel Correa to be in top condition in this last stretch of the season so that his goalscoring quota skyrockets again. Luis Suárez is the only footballer who outnumbers the Argentine with 13, one more than his teammate. The former San Lorenzo has ten games without scoring, despite the fact that he has not had the initial regularity, since he alternates between starter and substitute.
Diego Simeone left him on the bench for long games due to a blow Angel Correa had on his foot. He opted for Antoine Griezmann and Joao Félix in the mattress forward and the strategist has wanted to continue with that couple in the offensive.
Before that hard blow against Betis at the Benito Villamarín, Correa took advantage of Antoine Girezmann’s injury to show his best version. Little by little, that quota of goals disappeared, leaving many doubts in the head of Diego Simeone who found a savior in Joao Félix.
Unfortunately, Joao Félix will lose what remains, and Ángel Correa will have to emulate that version that came in for the beaten Antoine Griezmann. The Argentine was a substitute in the second leg against Manchester City for the Uefa Champions League, and despite the fact that he started against Espanyol and Granada, his football did not shine.
There are few dates left, and Ángel Correa, Antoine Griezmann, Matheus Cunha and Luis Suárez will have to put the team on their shoulders to close the Spanish competition in the best way and achieve their place in the 2022-23 Champions League.