Real Madrid has changed in the last year. He has lost Cristiano, the scorer, the man who finished the team's work to win three consecutive Champions League titles. But behind that, at the origin of the game, the same footballer is still there. Nothing changes for Simeone. "Modric is the most decisive player in Madrid. What remains. Always, "says the Atlético coach, who leaves no room for doubt. But Cholo does not want to personalize the good moment of Madrid in anyone. "I'm worried about the game in general," he says. "He has Vinicius, Bale. Benzema is in a fantastic moment ", he assumes. And he recognizes that his rival "is growing since the arrival of Solari".
With the Real Madrid coach coincided in San Lorenzo. Simeone was already a coach and the current coach of Madrid spent his last days as a footballer. "I've known him for a long time. I had to direct him at the end of his career. It gave us a lot of category and hierarchy. He is trained and is demonstrating personality. Being Argentine makes me happy", Explain.
The match serves as a reunion for more players. Morata will face for the first time with the red and white shirt to Real Madrid. Courtois pisa for the first time the Atlético field as Real Madrid. Simeone has not stopped to think about the reception the Belgian goalkeeper may have. "I can not put myself in people's shoes to understand the feeling we can have. Now he is in a great moment, as always in all the teams he has been in after leaving Atlético ", he assures.
The good moment of Atletico was stopped last week against Betis. "We are fine. The previous matches we had made a good game. We lacked verticality against Betis and hopefully find tomorrow, "says the Atletico coach, who says that the game against Madrid motivates him, but no more than others. "They put all the games that I have ahead of me. Always says.