Vietto is reunited at Atletico??with coach Diego Simeone, who gave him his professional debut for Argentine club Racing as a 17-year-old. ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ????
The 21-year-old, who scored 20 goals for Villarreal last season, was greeted by Atletico’s fans after participating in his first training session under Simeone.
“Simeone knows me since I was a kid,” Vietto said.
“As soon as they told me Atletico was interested in me and he called me, I really wanted to come and join him again??because in Argentina we weren’t together long and I still have a lot to learn.”
Vietto, who will compete for a starting place with Jackson Martinez and Fernando Torres, said he struggled to meet Simeone’s demands in an intense first training session??under the hot summer sun.
“I had to quit because I couldn’t keep up,” Vietto said. “(Simeone) told me I had to prepare myself and get in good physical shape so I could be on the same level as??my team-mates.”