Atletico have not completed a lot improper in seven years

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06 Nov 2018, 02:12 IST
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Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone

Diego Simeone defended Atletico Madrid’s attritional type, stating they “have not completed a lot improper” in his seven years on the helm.

Argentine coach Simeone presides over a well-organised workforce that focuses on making life tough for the opposition earlier than hitting them on the break.

Nonetheless, Atletico had been thumped 4-Zero by Lucien Favre’s forward-thinking, thrilling Borussia Dortmund facet of their earlier Champions League outing.

Simeone is essentially the most profitable coach in Atletico’s historical past with seven trophies since taking up in 2011 and indicated he has no intention of fixing his methods after one destructive consequence.

“Soccer is marvellous and there are numerous methods to play and to win. You must select one and we imagine in ours due to our gamers’ attributes. In seven years, we have not completed a lot improper,” Simeone advised a information convention forward of Tuesday’s assembly with Dortmund on the Wanda Metropolitano.

“Dortmund are probably the greatest sides in Europe in the intervening time – that is why they’re high of the Bundesliga and unbeaten within the league and Champions League. They play spectacular soccer and in the event that they stick with it, they have an actual probability of ending the season as champions in Germany.

“They had been forceful [in the first match], vertical and counter-attacked completely. We now have to congratulate them. We did good issues however couldn’t get the win.

“We hope to have a balanced sport and for our strengths to indicate.”

Atletico will once more be with out key trio Diego Godin, Koke and Diego Costa resulting from muscular accidents, however Simeone has no issues in regards to the long-term well being of his squad.

He stated: “I am optimistic it should quickly be superb with us. There might be a number of [players] lacking, however the workforce is doing very properly.

“The blokes who’re going to play are in a superb second. If you construct a gaggle you think about conditions like this.”

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