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Atletico players left behind work out in the gym

  /  autty

There aren't many Atletico Madrid players left behind in the Spanish capital this week, with 11 members of Diego Simeone's squad having gone away on international duty.

On top of that, Vitolo, Stefan Savic, Jose Maria Gimenez and Diego Costa are nursing injuries, while Jan Oblak was also doing specific work.

That left Juanfran, Gelson Martins, Nikola Kalinic and Antonio Adan as the only four players and they didn't take to the pitch in Majadahonda, instead solely dedicating their time to gym work.

Simeone wasn't there either, having flown to Argentina to be present for heart surgery being carried out on his father, which went well and which he later thanked the medical staff for.

The players now have a few days off, before the internationals return next week.

Atletico will hope to have some of their injured players back too, as they'll then start focussing on the upcoming LaLiga Santander match against Villarreal.