Diego Simeone backs Lucas Hernandez to shine for Atletico Madrid

Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone has stressed that his side’s 2-0 win over PSV has restored the club’s morale. Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone has backed youngster Lucas Hernandez to impress at Osasuna on Sunday in the absence of injured left-back Filipe Luis.
Luis, who had played every minute of the season, injured a thigh muscle in the midweek Champions League win over PSV Eindhoven and Simeone has no specialist replacement in his squad.
The coach told a news conference that Lucas, 20 — normally a centre-back — would deputise, adding: “I always say we have players with different characteristics who…
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