Simeone: “The way is to be among the top three or four”


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Simeone: "The way is to be among the top three or four"

The Atlético de Madrid coach reiterates the objective after the bittersweet draw against Celta de Vigo.

Atlético de Madrid is currently in the position indicated by the logic of The league, the same one your coach points to so many times, Diego Simeone, aware of the power of Real Madrid and Barcelona, ​​the colossi of Spanish football.

This definition was once again exposed by the Argentine coach, once his team finished 1-1 with Celta, in a tie that consolidates him in the qualifying zone for the next Champions League but does not allow him to take off in the third Market Stall.

“The way is to be in the top three or four. It is the only thing that matters,” Cholo emphasized after the game in Vigo, where his managers achieved a bittersweet result against an opponent who is beginning to leave behind fear of relegation.

After a new tie, 15th in 35 appearances in the campaign, what is the Atleti strategist left with? “The first half was very good. Intense for both sides. We had opportunities to get ahead more. It could not be. They found the goal in the second half and the game was more difficult, with less possibilities for both of them,” said the former Argentine national team player, who considers the scoreboard as “fair”.

Also, Simeone assessed how this demanding league final stretch carries his squad: “We come with significant tension and pressure, with the need to run to get to the place where we want to be. And in every race it is normal that there is a feeling of less than elsewhere. But in the first half there were important things and the team did what it had to do. Ties exist as there are triumphs, defeat and the rival who also competes. “

Photo: Octavio Passos / Getty Images


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