Burgos: “Atlético will reach the Champions League final”

Burgos: "Atlético will reach the Champions League final"

The former goalkeeper lives his last matches as Diego Simeone’s technical assistant and is already thinking about the most important appointment to be played in August in Lisbon.

Once the season is over, Germán Burgos will no longer be Diego Simeone’s right-hand man in Atlético de Madrid. Cholo’s assistant announced a few weeks ago that he will leave the rojiblanco club to begin his career as head coach.

In this context, El Mono compared his departure with that of Iker Casillas from Real Madrid, and incidentally he sent a message to the merengue side. “I think I have left my seed where I have passed. Atlético dismisses their idols and not everyone does it … Look that players passed through Madrid and see how they fired Casillas. Going through the front door is the best what can happen to you, “he shot into El Larguero’s microphones.

Regarding his departure, he commented on how the decision was and if there had been any kind of problem with his compatriot, which he categorically denied. “I think I took it in February. After a long time I understood that it was time to start my journey alone. There was no wear between Cholo and me, not at all. Friends look at each other and you know, there is no need to speak. I could have stayed to sleep, but I am not afraid and I know we are going to do it well. I trust myself and my team a lot. My idea is to go easy. The first steps as head coach I want to take in Spain because I already have the credit But I don’t know what will happen, there are people searching, “he said.

On the other hand, the 51-year-old Argentine was fully convinced that Atlético will reach the decisive match in Lisbon in August. “Atlético will reach the Champions League final, football knows that we deserve another chance. We are going to try to win it.”

Finally, the player from Mar del Plata is clear that he will miss the fans, with whom he shared so much time lately, and spoke about the players that he would take from Atleti: “I will miss the strength of the people. People always say that people are a more player and he really is one more player here. If I only quote one that would take me from Atlético de Madrid, it will be bad, I have to name them all. “

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