Atletico’s return to action

May 6, 2020
Atletico are ready to return to training after the corona break. EFE

Atletico are all set to return to training this week. According to ‘Mundo Deportivo’, the plan is for the players, coaching staff and club staff to be tested on Wednesday. The training sessions will begin on Friday. It will be a gradual return and with a maximum of six people on the field at any one time.

Atletico Madrid are keen to get going again. But, before that, there is still a bit to do first.

The first thing is to test everyone. ‘Mundo Deportivo’ says that testing will be done on Wednesday. Once the results are received, they normally take about two days to come, it will be time to train.

Atletico’s plan is for training to begin on Friday. Training at the beginning will be done individually. As the lockdown restrictions start getting lifted across the country, teams will be allowed to train in small groups and then finally as a team.

The club have prepared a protocol for the players, the Catalan paper explains. The footballers must stagger their arrivals at the training complex. In addition, work in the gym will be limited so that everything is under control.

With regard to training, there will be no more than six players on the field at any one time. The tape will be laid on the floor to mark out the areas players can train and make sure they keep their distance. Health is the most important thing.