Simeone is on target: “Perhaps the one who is not giving everything is the coach”
There is a rough sea at Atlético de Madrid after the elimination from the Champions Leagueand Diego Pablo Simeone has already taken measures to prevent this from affecting the rojiblanca squad. El Cholo has focused all eyes on him, seeking to let his players work calmly.
At the press conference prior to the match between Atlético and Elche (Thursday 9:30 p.m.) the The coach has placed himself as a target of the team's bad moment: “We have a great squad, four players in the World Cup final, perhaps the one who is not giving everything is the coach. We have a great squad. I'm the one I have to improve so they can raise their level in LaLiga”.
The departure of Joao Félix
The coach has also talked about his relationship with Joao Félix, for whom the club and Jorge Mendes are looking for a way out in this January market. Simeone has not hidden that there are differences, but he has praised the Portuguese World Cup and has lowered his tone about the discrepancies of both: “If he transmits to us what we saw in the World Cup, it will be very important. He has conditions and talent and the team needs his qualities. We have a good working relationship. From my place, beyond some differences that may exist in the people we are, we cannot agree on everything. We have There were differences, but I always looked for the best for the club until the last day that I or the players that I have had to direct are there.Squeezing the maximum out of everyone until the last day. Whether it's me or those who have to be there”.
Regarding his possible departure from the club, the Argentine was categorical: “If we stand firm with all four legs, we become strong. We need that strength from all four parties. We prove it. We want to continue in the same way we have lived these eleven years”.