Sporting’s main team, the national champion in title, started, this Monday, the preparation of the next season 2021/22 with a total of 23 players present. Still without some internationals and reinforcements, the novelty was the presence of some young people and players who were on loan last season.
Still without being able to count on the group consisting of Nuno Mendes, Pote and João Palhinha (Portugal, Sebastian Coates (Uruguay) and Gonzalo Plata (Ecuador), who are still at the service of the respective teams – in the case of the Portuguese they will now have the right to a vacation period, after being eliminated from Euro 2020 -, the leonine squad met this Monday in Alcochete to carry out the usual medical exams and physical tests under the guidance of the medical department and the performance unit.
In addition to this group of internationals, full-back Matheus Reis was also absent, as he is in isolation for having traveled from Brazil.
Inclusion of Pedro Marques was one of the Sporting CP novelties
In total, 23 players were present, which highlights the inclusion of some young people who last season were at the service of the B and Under-23 teams and also Pedro Marques, who last season was loaned to Gil Vicente.
The 23 players present were Antonio Adán, Luís Maximiano, André Paulo, Diego Callai, Pedro Porro, Vitorino Antunes, Zouhair Feddal, Tiago Ferreira, Gonçalo Inácio, Luís Neto, Eduardo Quaresma, Daniel Bragança, Matheus Nunes, Paulinho, Rodrigo Fernandes, Dário Essugo, Bruno Tabata, Jovane Cabral, Nuno Santos, Tiago Tomás, Pedro Marques, Joelson Fernandes and Flávio Nazinho.
At the end of this Monday afternoon, the national champions will carry out the first training session of the 2021/2022 pre-season.