Saúl Ñíguez, one of Atlético de Madrid’s leaders, did not want to take credit for the great Merengue campaign in Spain.
Much was said about the alleged aid from the VAR to Real Madrid in the last weeks. However, one of those who preferred to highlight the level of the merengue set and lower the decibels in terms of arbitration controversies was Saúl Ñíguez, one of the key pieces of the Atlético de Madrid from Cholo Simeone.
“If Real Madrid wins the League it is because they deserved it. The one who has been better the longest and is at a very, very good level always wins. If the VAR gives them many penalties it is because they are there insisting,” he began. saying the mattress player in an interview with El Partidazo from Cadena COPE and Radio MARCA.
On the other hand, he spoke about the current situation of Atlético, which is third in La Liga and has already secured a place in the next Champions League. “We want to be third as it is, it is not the same to be third as fourth. We knew that it is very important to achieve the goal of going to the Champions League. With the squad we have it was a responsibility, an obligation. With this team we would have to be fighting for everything, “he said.
Finally, he referred to the resumption of the Champions League in Lisbon, where Atlético will play RB Leipzig in the quarterfinals: “All teams are good when it comes to the quarterfinals. They have lost one of their best players (Timo Werner) but surely they will be a competitive team. It is true that there are many important teams on the other side of the table, but it will be difficult every game we play. “
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