Atletico are left without their main force

Atletico are left without their main force

Atletico Madrid’s press service has confirmed that the non-replaceable goalkeeper throughout the last three years Jan Oblak will not help the team in the forthcoming matches.

The Slovenian goalkeeper has repeated the Spanish Primera record this season by having conceded only nine goals in 24 first rounds of the championship. That Oblak’s stats became the first episode for the past quarter of the century. The goalkeeper has also conceded the least goals among the five strongest championships of Europe. For the current campaign in La Liga, Atletico goalkeeper’s stats has stopped at a mark of 12 goals.

A big part in such achievement is due to the Indians’ defense which Diego Simeone has been building since his arrival to the Madridian team. However, this doesn’t diminish Oblak’s part. Compared to David de Gea, who makes four saves before a scored goal on average, Jan’s indicator is 5.45 saves, before the ball ends up in the net.

Returning to the injury which didn’t allow Oblak to play against Lokomotiv and left outside the match with Celta, Atletico’s press center claims:

“Our goalkeeper will have MRI to determine the level of his injury. The medical report indicates that the Slovenian is experiencing pain in the left glute. He will definitely be unavailable in the upcoming games”.

During the winter transfer window Atletico sold the experienced goalkeeper Miguel Angel Moya, who often helped the team last season when Oblak had trouble with preparation. Two young goalkeepers are left in Simeone’s camp: the 22-year old Axel Werner, who defender Atletico’s goal in the match against Lokomotiv (3:0) and the 19-year old Alejandro dos Santos Ferreira. The match with the Railroaders became the first in the main squad of the Mattressers for Werner. Ferreira has not yet played a single minute for the first squad. Considering the current state, it will be extremely hard for Simeone to not only aim for the championship in Primera, but to hold the second position against their Santiago Bernabeu neighbors’ pressing.