Atletico has come a little closer to the league. Just enough for Saturday's match at the Camp Nou against Barcelona to be decisive. "I cling to tomorrow's game, it would not be fair or prudent to go beyond reality, the only possibility is to win tomorrow, I am glad that they have the feeling that we are the closest competitors they have in recent years" explains the Atletico coach.
Atlético has given the league a loss and has regained the illusion in the last week. "As of Alavés, the team revived, and this week we need to maintain the balance, continuity and the signs of identity that the team has," says Simeone.
To win the rojiblanco team is supported by Oblak and recovers its forwards, Diego Costa and Morata, who trained with the rest of their teammates. "Both are fine and from there we will decide if they play the three [con Griezmann] or not, "says Cholo, the goalkeeper is sure" I do not know a great team that does not have a great goalkeeper. But it's not just this year when he's doing it right. He has been doing well for years with the help of the team, "he adds.
Atlético fight against Barcelona, against Messi and against statistics. Simeone has never won the Catalan team in the league. "That's precisely what makes me optimistic," he says. Leo has recovered the aim in the fouls – "it's pure quality", says the Argentine coach-, but what impresses the Cholo is the work of Valverde. "The work that the coach is doing is extraordinary, last year he was on track to win all three competitions and in Rome what happened to us in Turin, this year he has a lot of advantage in the league and he can win everything. In a team accustomed to winning and keep winning always, Valverde is doing an extraordinary season, "says Simeone.