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Diego Pablo Simeone, coach of the Atlético de Madrid, He was very happy for the victory achieved by his team against him Porto, which keeps the mattress box alive in Champions League. Especially because of how it happened, in a very complex game. “Happy, proud of my players. They once again showed personality, hierarchy, knowing how to suffer ”, he explained to add, in words to MoviStar: “They knew how to recover from the difficulties, of four centrals we did not have three. Incredible game of Vrsaljko, very good game of Kondogbia and compensating among all they were able to carry out a game that was exciting, with goals, with counterattacks, with suffering, with great saves. Passing the turn, we knew it was difficult where the Liverpool it was better, and in the sum of Porto’s matches, Milan and we, we were better ”.

The Argentine explained that everything that was seen, the tension, brawls and nervousness, was inherent to what both clubs were playing. “It was a match of Champions with all the arguments that a party of Champions. The rival had the option of qualifying by just drawing, because the Milan I lost against him Liverpool and obviously it’s a very competitive team, they score few goals, they fight, they fight, they work but we had great performances, great performance as a team. We did a second half as we imagined and searched for, “he said.

CONTENTO POR VRSALJKO

The coach of the Athletic was very happy about one performance in particular, that of Sime Vrsaljko. “It makes me very happy for him. He played the entire second half with a bruised face. This is good for when you talk to the group and tell them that everyone is important, that one day the one who plays less. It was his turn. Less to Kondogbia, who plays more often. We had played with him in the preseason several central games on the right, as a ‘stopper’, which I have no doubt that he does well because he has strength, speed, heading, he has a strong pass … He met all the requirements that the game asked “, said.

He also stopped at the great game of cloud: “We have the best. To win you have to have a good goalkeeper. It’s very difficult to win if you don’t have a good goalkeeper ”.

Finally, he pointed out that this type of game serves as a lesson for the group. “I do not stop with what is happening, I look ahead. Two or three players came from the season, very good, we have to get involved. But the most important thing is that the groups end up winning, the teams that all work towards the same thing, “he said. Simeone.


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