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Miguel Ángel Gil descends to the bottom


In this matter of arbitration decisions, there is something for everyone, only that some recreate setbacks until they build a kind of persecutory delirium that suddenly becomes a crisis.

In this arbitration, each one remembers what hurts him.

A lot of times I have listened to Tomás Roncero the story of the hands of Felipe in Atlético-Madrid and Militao in Madrid-Sevilla, in the 20-21 game, in which two came up crosses for Madrid.

That League was won by Atleti.

It would have been enough for Madrid to have come up expensive in just one of those plays for the whites to win the title.

The previous League won by Atlético, in 13-14 came with a 1-1 at the Camp Nou.

It was the pre-VAR era and Messi had a legal goal disallowed for a wrongly signaled offside.

With that goal, the champion would have been Barça.

Far from my mind to erase those titles from the Atlético record in my imagination.

There is something for everyone in this, except that some recreate setbacks until they build a kind of persecutory delusion that suddenly becomes a crisis.

This time it has exploded in a pronouncement, in my opinion, of Miguel Ángel Gil, excessive for a second card not shown to Ceballos, in the view of many, the main cause of Atlético's elimination from the Cup, which he clung to as his last hope in a bad season

For me it must have been a card, yes.

Madrid would have been left with ten and perhaps the end would have been different, that is not known.

I have seen Madrid come back at the Bernabéu, 9 against 11 (Iturralde was sent off, by the way) against Valencia in a Super Cup.

It had an influence, of course, on the rest of the game, because Ceballos played very well, but I don't know if it outweighed Cholo's decision to replace Griezmann and Correa with Kondogbia and Saúl, deteriorating the excellent team in the first half, which He had given Madrid a shake.

In any case, building from that second non-card the extreme story of Miguel Ángel Gil seems to me a delusion.

It is possible that due to their greater power, Madrid (and Barcelona) have been somewhat better treated by the referees than Atlético, which in turn will have been better than those who follow, which are all the others,

some at a long distance, but that does not give the measure of that allegation so tremendous.

I have seen Atlético win four finals, four, at the Bernabéu against Madrid.

The first two, consecutive, in years of Di Stéfano, Puskas and Gento, of Peiró and Collar.

Another one later, with Schuster and Futre, and the last one already in Mourinho's time, when Koke planted the flag in midfield.

I see in this reaction a toast from Miguel Ángel Gil to the ultra sector of Atleti, who has shaken him with the shield, with him today we do not encourage and with him long live Cholo



The club is experiencing serious discomfort because the property and a large part of the fans understand that it is time to look for another coach and that they paint it bald, with Luis Enrique on the loose (you need to be very uncle to take Atleti now, and he is) , but the fund, out of devotion, and some other sector of the fans, out of gratitude, do not see it.

That tension escapes Miguel Ángel Gil in statements.

Already at Christmas he gave the cante of that declaration of incompatibility between Cholo and Joao Félix, in which he partially blamed the coach.

This, in turn, after the game at the Bernabéu released a 'nothing ever happens' along with some allusion to the end of his days at the club.

A message for internal consumption for their Praetorians from the fund, and also a hint to the board: 'nothing ever happens', they don't dare to complain, we are alone.

The same type of message that Mourinho sent to the Ultrasur.

And Miguel Ángel Gil has come out with a bang worthy of a better cause.

Well, maybe it would be good for him to get the coat of arms approved and stop yelling at him to get out of that beautiful field that he himself has built, but I think that these homages are worthless.

Better that he take advantage of this summer when, as everything seems to indicate, Cholo leaves to clean that area of ​​the stadium as Florentino did when Mourinho left.

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