Axel Witsel left Olympique Marseille on the left and exchanged Borussia Dortmund for Atlético Madrid. To get started as a central defender. That pays off.
The 33-year-old Red Devil did not miss a minute in LaLiga and also played the Champions League match against FC Porto. Diego Simeone is very pleased with his performance. Axel Witsel plays in a three-man defense with Gimenez and Reinildo. That is clearly going well because at Atlético Madrid he has been voted Player of the Month.
“I want to thank everyone for this trophy. My reception here was very warm, the atmosphere in the dressing room is very good, so that I could integrate quickly and play at the highest level”, Axel Witsel reacts via the club channels.
Axel Witsel could also push up as a libero at the Red Devils, with Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen by his side. Dedryck Boyata and Jason Denayer weren’t always the most secure defenders. He pushed Alderweireld to the heart of the defense and put Leander Dendoncker in the eleven. Then national coach Roberto Martinez has to approach it differently centrally in midfield.