The Argentine Diego Pablo Simeone visited "El Larguero", de la Ser, to talk about Atlético de Madrid news. These were some of his answers:
"Griezmann was an almost Ballon d'Or player and we compared him to an 18-year-old boy. Joao has a gale of situations and luckily he has an open head. He is a humble boy who has come to improve and is open to listen," Simeone assured. And he revealed what he said almost as soon as he landed: "They will criticize everything I do with you, get away from that, you are a very important player." El Cholo said that the Portuguese likes it better on the right and that "he has things from Kaka."
Joao, the checkbook and Hazard
"Those who play as a team are the different. You can make a Madrid, Barcelona based on a booklet. We are doing it little by little now with a 120 million that is not Hazard, who is 30 years old; this must be done, He is 19. The reality of what we can show is this, at least with Simeone. "
"I have to improve the offensive part of the team. The team has a much better game than other years, although many do not want to see it. We are fine. We have eight or nine signings, we face a generational change and with guys who are going to have a huge future ".
"It is true that the numbers are not the ones that have usually accompanied Morata or Costa in their careers. Morata has played less than Diego. When the two are back in their most important state, the team will take a more important step than now is doing. In defense the team is fine, but it is true that the plus of quality has to be given by Costa, Morata, Joao Felix, Lemar, Vitolo … ".
Does it bother you that they say it's defensive?
"It does not bother me. In football nobody is right, we can all say, we all have the possibility to express ourselves in the feeling we have. We have to try to do our best with what we have."
Griezmann at Barça
"He is in the place where he wanted to be. He will be fine because he is a great soccer player, he has a hierarchy, he has a game, he is humble and he will know how to be in the group space where they let him in."
The loss that hurt most
"Lucas Hernández's, because he was a quarry boy."
"I, the VAR, all my life, I always, give me the VAR. Before there were no penalties, there were plays that were criminal and did not throw penalties. And now he tells the referee: 'Be careful, there will be penalties.' When it is achieved settle better, we all benefit. "
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