Atletico Madrid bag a comprehensive win over Granada on matchday at their home ground. They defeated Granada 6-1 with a dominating 2nd half performance. The man of the evening, Luis Suarez who was making his Atletico debut came as a substitute and scored 2 goals in the last 10 minutes.
Pirlo had to say a few words about Suarez’s inclusion in Atletico Madrid.
Andrea Pirlo has played down the effect of the Luis Suarez saga as he continues to train his Juventus team. The former Italy international was named the club’s manager this summer after they fired Maurizio Sarri.
“We’ve had a good week of work, better than the last one,” he said at a press conference. “We’ve upped the intensity and the lads responded well. The rest (Suarez) hasn’t affected us in the slightest. “Dybala worked with us, he’s coming back gradually. We’ll see how he is today, he pulled through a heavy workload. “We’ll decide in the afternoon whether to bring him with us or leave him behind so he can keep training. “Changing the entire team after one game would be strange. I’ll try to play who I felt worked the best this week.
“I’ll name the team who, I think, are best placed to face the Giallorossi. ” He continued: “We were waiting for a striker to come in and he’s here now. I know Morata well, I was lucky enough to play with him: he was one of our priorities. “On a technical and tactical level, he’s the player we were looking for. Pellegrini went to Genoa to get more game time, also in light of next year’s European Championship. “De Sciglio’s available like he was last week.”One player who is not in Pirlo’s plans is veteran midfielder Sami Khedira. “We talked to Sami to understand what could be the best solution, for him and for us.”