Diego Simeone: We aren’t so stupid, the ones that perhaps have smaller vocabulary



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Diego Simeone: We aren’t so stupid, the ones that perhaps have smaller vocabulary

Manchester City managed to get to the semifinals and eliminate Atletico Madrid who failed to score at their stadium. Atletico Madrid coach Cholo Simeone was sad after the end of his Champions League adventure. "You always want to win, no matter how you win.

Victories are celebrated, they are the most important in football. It was difficult against a team that does not score below two goals per game, we had to stop them on defense. In the first match we were barely had a chance, tonight we created three, four, five ...

You have priorities in life, first is victory, and then it's to be proud of what we do. We have great fans who push the team and lead it to what it has shown. I am proud of what Atletico did, we competed, we have our ways.

Maybe they are good or bad, the ones we don't like, but we compete. That's what these players achieved. They did everything knowing that the rival is better. We didn't win , and that was the most important thing, "Simeone said.

There was also a lot of talk about the scene when Simeone applauded the Manchester City bench, allegedly ironically. "At no point did I applaud the rival's bench, but our fans. It seemed fair to me to applaud something that was seen, to give the players what they wanted."

Simeone on Guardiola

Simeone also talked about his colleague Pep Guardiola, and journalists were interested in whether Simeone thinks that Pep treats him with disrespect. “I don’t have to have an opinion on whether someone speaks well or not [of me]”.

“Many times, those that have a large vocabulary, they are very intelligent and they praise you with contempt. But we aren’t so stupid, the ones that perhaps have smaller vocabulary." Pep Guardiola had an interesting tactic and his team was focused on defending their goal.

Simeone didn't want to say anything special about Guardiola's tactics "I think football has many aspects, I will not comment on how the rival behaved. There are you, who look critically and express your opinion, we kept ours.

We played against perhaps the best team on the planet, just realizing that we were able to compete leaves me happy, but I feel depressed because we didn't win. "