It wasn’t even 10 in the morning and I’d already received various WhatsApp messages from an Atletico Madrid fan praising Diego Simeone to the hilt. It didn’t take much… well, maybe it did: a 5-0 win away from home was the reason for this Rojiblanco joy. It had been some time since Atletico had been so comfortable in a match away from the Estadio Wanda Metropolitano. And that was enough for them. It was enough for us.
We’re convinced that Joao Felix is going to finish LaLiga Santander with 15 goals and that he’ll be the leader of the future: he’s young, strong and a goalscorer. Marcos Llorente will change his illustrious surname to Van Basten and see that he’s satisfied that he’s been a Garcia for his whole life. Jose Gimenez will be the best Gimenez again, without injuries. Maybe even Renan Lodi can play every match that remains without any accidents – we’re not going to have to perform another miracle of converting the good of Marcos into a left-back. We have to think about what we can do with the right side, which is currently hammering itself. We could go on with the bread and fish, turning water into wine, having the whole squad on side, having Hector Herrera up for the fight, having Diego Costa be Diego Costa for at least a month and a half, having Yannick Carrasco back from China, having… Write what you want, convinced of what can happen, about what’s going to happen. How can we not be when we’ve seen it so many times that it’s impossible to believe?
Cholo is God, and Koke… Koke is his prophet.