Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo has claimed that FIFA haven’t been controlling nationwide groups correctly to make sure they adjust to the required well being protocols concerning COVID-19.
Each Lucas Torreira and Luis Suarez are anticipated to overlook Atleti’s conflict with Barcelona on the weekend after testing constructive whereas away with Uruguay.
Suarez has been in effective kind for Diego Simeone’s aspect within the early levels of the marketing campaign – netting 5 targets in his opening six appearances for the crew in La Liga.
The veteran striker has scored seven targets in his final 9 matches for membership and nation, together with in Atleti’s most up-to-date outing – a 4-0 win over Cadiz.
Their president wasn’t shy in conveying his anger. “Now we have many casualties, and I don’t perceive how FIFA and UEFA don’t be certain that gamers are safer after they journey with the nationwide groups,” Cerezo informed Rac1 in feedback carried by Diario Sport.
“In a problem as severe because the coronavirus the federations should have extra management. I’m offended, not with Uruguay, however with those that organises these video games. Throughout a pandemic they need to solely play the official video games, not pleasant or preparation video games.”
The Uruguay gamers apparently held an asado, or barbecue, collectively with out observing social distancing laws or sporting masks.
Cerezo was, nonetheless, pleased with Atleti’s kind to this point this season. “We’re in an excellent second, however Madrid and Barca are two nice groups and may resurface at any second.”
Atleti are at the moment third, two factors behind league leaders Actual Sociedad however with two video games in hand as a consequence of their late begin.
Featured picture courtesy of FC Barcelona.