First session underway
My article for MARCA
Atletico Madrid's pre-season is already underway with coach Diego Simeone landing at Barajas airport in Madrid in the early hours of Thursday morning, all set to get to work on the training field the very same day.
The Colchoneros started out with a group of 25 players - including five from the youth team - and throughout the month of July they will begin to welcome back players who have been involved at the European Championship and the Copa America Centenario in the United States.
The last of those on international duty to link up with the squad will be Antoine Griezmann, with the France star given an extended break until August 4.
This will mark Cholo Simeone's sixth season at the helm and his fifth pre-season, given that he arrived from Racing Club during the winter break in 2011/12.
ORIGINAL ARTICLE HERE AT MARCA IN ENGLISH