Atletico Madrid will face Manchester City in the Quarter Finals of the Champions League. Their manager Simeone has given his thoughts. He was full of praise for Pep’s City and wants his team much better than their performances against Manchester United.
As a result of the win at Old Trafford, Atletico advances to tonight’s first leg of the Champions League quarterfinal against Manchester City. And In order to see off Guardiola’s Premier League leaders, Simeone says Atletico must have a higher level of play.
Diego Simeone prepares Atletico Madrid
Simeone in his press conference said that
“United have different characteristics than City, who are a lot more direct and quicker. In all areas of the pitch, they manage things well and I think we will have to be quicker and more direct in the things we need to do than we were three weeks ago.
We are playing against really tough opponents, who press high and flood the box with players. We’re going to use our characteristics, the way we have played for years, and play where we think we can hurt them. City has extraordinary players. I’m sure they have better players than us. City and Bayern Munich are the favorites, because of the characteristic of their players. But last season Chelsea won the Champions League and not many people expected that.”
The Argentine manager famous for his defensive style of play will be tested when he plays against City. Moreover, he has also been linked with the Manchester United job. Diego Simeone has successfully managed Atletico Madrid for quite a long time now. His illustrious career includes winning two La Liga titles, reaching two Champions League finals, winning two Europa Leagues, two European Super Cups, and three domestic cup competitions.
And now he is on the shortlist of United’s next manager. All eyes will be on the quarter-finals tie as both teams are looking to win the competition for the first time.
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