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5 Atletico Madrid players who have been key for the team in the ongoing season

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344   //    09 Dec 2018, 22:59 IST

# 2 Rodrigo Hernandez


Simeone will be hoping the Spaniard comes good in the upcoming matches
Simeone will be hoping the Spaniard comes good in the upcoming matches

Rodrigo Hernandez's presence has added a much-needed acceleration in Atletico Madrid's midfield line because of his pace and speed.

Diego Simeone will be hoping the Spaniard comes good in the upcoming matches, as his presence has surely lifted the side’s spirit.

The midfielder's biggest strength is his ability to attack which can floor the best defenses when he is at his best.

His combination with the likes of Saul Niguez and Koke in the midfield line will be crucial for Atletico Madrid.

Although Hernandez has scored only two goals in 12 games in the ongoing LaLiga season the striker's goalscoring abilities can’t be undermined.

The 22-year-old can outrun any opposition with his powerful runs and exhilarating pace. His intensity on the field and his never say die attitude has been a motivating factor for his teammates. The midfielder also scored a goal in their win 3-0 over Alves yesterday.

Hernandez can also play as a defensive midfielder which offers a great amount of depth in the squad.

He has been a clever operator during set pieces too and can baffle any defense with his smooth and clever passes.

Hernandez has troubled the best defenses and his aggressive runs have unsettled the best opposition.

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Diego Simeone had stated that the midfielder is an integral part of Atletico Madrid and will be a key figure in the upcoming games too.

Although Hernandez hasn't scored any goals in the ongoing Champions League season the opposition has found it difficult to handle his attacking runs.

Hernandez has always loved challenges from big clubs and it will be interesting to see how he fares against teams who have a robust defense.

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