Know Thine Enemy: Eibar - Atlético Q&A with Paul Reidy - football

Know Thine Enemy: Eibar - Atlético Q&A with Paul Reidy



We talked to an Eibar journalist and supporter to get the lowdown on the Basque side. It?ll be a shorthanded Atlético Madrid that travels to the Basque Country for a showdown with Eibar on Saturday. Alongside new signing Diego Costa (suspension), Gabi (yellow card accumulation), Filipe Luís (hamstring) and Stefan Savi? (yellow card accumulation) will be unavailable to Diego Simeone as his men take on the hottest team in LaLiga.
Eibar won just two of their first 11 league games, but have been on an absolute tear since late November. Los armeros have averaged nearly three goals per game over the last seven, with six wins and a draw in that span.
To understand what?s changed for José Luis Mendilibar?s side and how they can threaten Atlético, we sought out Paul Reidy?s (@paulreidy67) Eibar?s expertise.
Into the Calderón: So, Eibar struggled mightily to begin the season, but they?re now the form team in LaLiga with six wins from the past seven! What (or who) has been the key to this turnaround"
Paul Reidy: With the annual revolving door policy at the club over the summer months, this season?s usual bedding-in process was hampered by the injury to Fran Rico and Pedro Leon that saw the side void of a lynch pin in the centre of the field. This was further compounded by an inability to find the net at the start of the campaign with Mendilibar?s side just bagging 4 goals in the first nine games.
ItC: I miss watching Pedro León. What?s the latest on him and his knee"
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