Diego Simeone tells Actual Madrid and Barcelona ‘they know they can not make errors’ as Atletico put together to defend LaLiga title… whereas he additionally appears to close down speak of Antoine Griezmann’s return, saying: ‘I hope he’s nice’ at Nou Camp
- Atletico Madrid beat Actual Madrid and Barcelona to the LaLiga title final season
- He has warned their rivals that ‘they know they can not make errors’ within the race
- Simeone additionally appeared to pour chilly water on Antoine Griezmann’s return
- The Frenchman had been linked with Atletico as a part of the Saul Niguez deal
Diego Simeone has instructed Barcelona and Actual Madrid that ‘they know they can not make errors’ as his Atletico Madrid aspect put together to defend their LaLiga crown in opposition to Spain’s large two golf equipment subsequent season.
Atletico capitalised on their rivals’ poor home campaigns to seal their first title in seven years – and eleventh general – by ending two factors forward of metropolis rivals Actual final season.
Simeone’s aspect are effectively positioned to defend their crown with one other large summer time of upheaval on the Nou Camp and Carlo Ancelotti contemporary from taking the reins at Actual after the departure of Zinedine Zidane.
Diego Simeone has instructed Barcelona and Actual Madrid that ‘they know they can not make errors’
Atletico capitalised on their rivals’ poor home campaigns to seal the LaLiga title this yr
The Argentine dismissed claims that Atletico prefer to play the sufferer when evaluating the squads of Spain’s large golf equipment however warned their title rivals that they are going to be capitalising on any slip ups once more subsequent season.
‘Folks all the time suppose I declare victimhood, however it’s true that Actual Madrid and Barcelona have nearly all the time been superior. It is the squads, all of the years they’ve competed,’ he stated in an interview with Marca.
‘However, that doesn’t imply that in any given yr you can be higher. It occurred in 2014, after we have been higher. It occurred in 2021. We’ve got been higher, however that doesn’t imply we’re higher.
‘Actual Madrid and Barcelona know they can not make errors. We all know our place and we need to enhance, however that isn’t victimhood. Everybody interprets it nonetheless they need.
‘The fact is that Actual Madrid, Barcelona, Manchester United, PSG, Manchester Metropolis, Bayern… They’re the historic golf equipment, however that isn’t why they may all the time win.’
Atletico have already spent £31million on signing Rodrigo de Paul from Udinese and are anticipated to herald extra new faces earlier than the LaLiga season begins subsequent month.
Simeone’s aspect are effectively positioned to defend their crown when the season begins subsequent month
Simeone appeared to close down any probability of bringing Antoine Griezmann again to the membership
A kind of linked with a transfer is Barcelona’s Antoine Griezmann, who has been talked up as a attainable makeweight within the deal to deliver Saul Niguez to the Nou Camp.
Sportsmail reported final week that the 2 golf equipment have been in superior talks concerning the swap deal of the summer time however the probabilities of pulling it off now seem slim because the Frenchman must take a pay reduce.
When requested concerning the attainable return of Griezmann to Atletico – the place he performed between 2014 and 2019 – Simeone appeared to close down any probability of bringing him again.
The Argentine added: ‘I’ve an excellent relationship with Antoine. My household are shut together with his and we see one another occasionally.
‘For him I would like the perfect and I hope he’s nice with Barcelona.
‘That’s a unprecedented membership and Antoine is the entire participant.
‘In Euro 2020, he confirmed once more that wherever they performed him he may give many issues.’