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We Can Easily Handle Madrid And Barca – Simeone

Atletico Madrid coach, Diego Simeone who is very high on confidence has boasted that his team remains the only Spanish club that can easily handle the two main La liga giants, Barcelona and Real Madrid.

Simeone, whose side succeeded in a 4-2 aggregate defeat of Real Madrid in the Copa del Rey tournament, claims he has a good tactical plan for each of Barca and Madrid and was confident that he will continue to record victory every time he is faced with any of the two teams.

“Barcelona work in smaller spaces and Real Madrid work in more space and on the counter,” he said

“When you play Real Madrid and you see things from the sidelines, the games are never ending. It is very difficult to compete with Barcelona and Madrid but we have found the necessary intensity to make things complicated for them.”

Simeone has built Atletico Madrid to a status that is feared in Spain and in Europe since he took over in 2012. He has achieved by claiminig one Copa del Rey, one Europa League, a Champions League final and Liga triumph in 2014.

“You can’t understand how we were so far away from where we are now. When you know how you want to play, you don’t confuse things. The challenge for us this year is even bigger.

“If things keep growing as they are growing I will not move from Atleti. I see that Atleti want to continue growing and that also allows me to get better,” he stated.

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