A year later, the Colombian has won over his manager and looks set to start for Los Rojiblancos in the Champions League quarterfinals against Red Bull Leipzig.
Arian would be in the starting XI against RB Leipzig
Santiago Arias looked to leave Atletico Madrid last summer after falling short of Diego Simeone’s expectations. A year later, the Colombian has won over his manager and looks set to start for Los Rojiblancos in the Champions League quarterfinals against Red Bull Leipzig. At the end of last season, Santiago had to get engaged to Simeone to give him another chance with the coach willing to sell the former PSV. He responded with superb fashion, with a series of consistent displays. Despite being backed up by the Kieran Trippier for most of the season. His excellent shape since the restart of football, he now looks like the first choice in his position.
So far, Simeone has selected Arias in training to play alongside Renan Lodi, Jose Jimenez. And Stefan Savic in a defense that often serves as an understanding of who will play in the next game. Having played seven of eleven matches after his period of imprisonment. And showing a sizeable attacking threat to add to his defensive awareness. Arias looks ahead of Trippier in the future against Leipzig.