An opportunity to try things out and determine the readiness of players in view of the resumption of the championship will be Matias Almeida tonight. THE AEK confronts him in the Seraphedio Apollo of Smyrna (18:30) in a friendly, which will take place behind closed doors and without press coverage.
The Argentinian coach focuses mainly on his playing condition Jibril Sidibe. The French full-back has already been training for two weeks with the team and the Argentinian coach has earmarked him as a starter in the next matches, as long as he shows that he is ready.
The friendly will also serve players who do not have much playing time, while the Cumber (he did individual yesterday and there’s no reason to push him after the contusion that bothered him) Fan Weert (who was badly bruised and will be back in 3-4 weeks) and Tzavellas (who is recovering from arm surgery). It will be difficult for Yonsson, who just yesterday rejoined at full speed, while Galanopoulos, who had some minor problems on Wednesday, may be protected.
Of course Almeida will wait to see even better the adaptation of the Mukudi and Eliasson, which have already taken time and left a good impression. After all, the former is intended for the team’s main stopper.