Simeone: “We respect Madrid but our people even more”

Diego Pablo Simeone appeared before the media communication telematically in the run-up to the League match against the real Madrid tomorrow (21:00), corresponding to matchday 35 of LaLiga Santander.

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-Derby number 36, how has your way of approaching these matches changed?: “I would need to tell you all my feelings, emotions, experiences that have happened. So many finals, Champions, Super Cups, Leagues, games. We are up against a rival who is very strong. We continue to see the strength they have today. It is always exciting face a rival like Madrid, especially after being champion”.

-How to manage a match like this: “We are at a decisive moment of the season. There are four finals left of those 14 that remained in the League of 14. We will face the derby with desire, enthusiasm and enthusiasm. And try to avoid everything that is being talked about around us. The only thing that we are interested in the result”.

-Corridor: “These questions try to generate a bit of controversy. What happens in reality is that the club made a specific statement, explanatory perfect. I congratulate Real Madrid, the players, the coaching staff, because they have done a great job. We have respect for Madrid but more for our people”.

-Corridor, what have we done wrong so that recognition becomes a humiliation: “They are life forms. I don’t know if this is represented in other world championships. Each society is different and the Spanish one has in this corridor a sample of congratulations to the rival as an example of where I come from I don’t use it. We live differently too.”

-Which Atlético will come out: “I’m talking about the team being able to express itself in the best way. That it be strong, focused, competitive.”

-Energy, illusion: “We know it will be very tough until the end. Real, Villarreal, Sevilla, Betis are there, we will be there that search after an objective that is a priority in our planning.

-What Madrid expects tomorrow, a lot of change after winning LaLiga and qualifying for the Champions League final: “Not because the structure is not going to change, the way of playing. The coach is a great coach, with very clear ideas. Whoever plays will maintain the structure. The names vary but not the proposal”.

-What it means to play a derby and how it is transmitted to the players: “What is there to win”