A new season, renewed hopes and the same challenge: to play a fantastic season. This is something that, with Diego Pablo Simeone, is always assured. The members of the team work and believe in their possibilities and always fight to reach their goals. The first of all is to win match by match. Then, the goal to be in the top three, something that has been achieved non-stop since 2013. It has been five consecutive years in which Atlético de Madrid qualifies third, minimum, and has won a King’s Cup (2013) and a League (2014), in addition to a UEFA Super Cup (2014).
The pre-season has finished with our team unbeaten, with three wins (Naples, Brighton and Leganés) and three ties (Toluca, Liverpool and Getafe), although the match against the British finished with a win in the penalty shootouts to win the Audi Cup. In addition, the young players of the Academy who have worked with Simeone have had their quota of minutes and prominence, such as the scorers Keidi (against Liverpool) and Juan Moreno (against Leganés). Sergi, Olabe or the youth Víctor Mollejo have played with the first team for the first time. The latter, at 16, made his debut against Leganés with number 35 as his squad number, reminding of the debut of a youth by the name of Fernando Torres against the same rival in 2001.
Therefore, League debut against one of the newly promoted teams, Girona. The objective is to begin with a victory because there will be two more away fixtures (Las Palmas and Valencia) before opening the Wanda Metropolitano for the match against Málaga on Saturday, the 16th of September.