Simeone: “I don’t change for one game: Real Madrid and Barcelona are better”


The Atlético de Madrid coach, Diego Pablo Simeone, celebrated the forcefulness of his players in the 7-0 win in the derby in Vallecas against Rayo, which closed the third day of the EA Sports League, although he reiterated that Real Madrid and FC Barcelona “are better than the rest”.

“I won’t change because of a game that we had to be too forceful. Madrid and Barcelona are better than the rest and we compete for when they fail. The biggest win away from home? We didn’t know. It makes us very happy that we did very well good game of football”, he commented at a press conference.

Simeone acknowledged that he liked the response of the group in Vallecas “very much”. “Last year, after the first half against Espanyol, we ended up drawing that game. We learned from that day and we never finished playing the game because the changes came in as they had to. We had a great hierarchy with the changes and we have a team strong intensity”, he highlighted.

In his opinion, his players interpreted the game “very well”. “You could see that we could find places to do damage. We worked very well to break behind and I think the goals came that way at the beginning. We had the forcefulness that is needed to compete and hopefully we will maintain this rhythm of play. In the group we have an important team,” he said.

For ‘Cholo’ Antoine Griezmann, who scored again and was chosen as the MVP of the match, he is a “very important” player. “We need goals from everyone. In football, the weight is increasingly in the areas. If you defend yourself well and have forcefulness, you are closer to winning.
I’m never calm”, he pointed out about the imminent closure of the transfer market.