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Simeone: “If you believe and work hard, you can do it”

Atlético de Madrid coachDiego Simeone summed up his philosophy at the famous Neptune Fountain during the celebrations of the club’s 10th league title, clinched following the draw with Barcelona on Saturday. “If you believe and work hard, you can do it”, he stated.

“First off I’d like to thank the players for their efforts, without which none of this would be possible. I’d also like to pay tribute to the directors, who have helped us to create a strong, united group”,Simeone told the thronging fans. “One more thing. This win stands for the fact that if you believe and work hard, you can do it”, he added.

Diego Simeone behind Falcao, whatever he chooses

Radamel Falcao has had another wonderful season, and capped it off with a stunning Copa del Rey win over Real Madrid last week. His success has made him a target for a number of top name clubs across the European landscape.

Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone has said he would understand if the striker left for greener pastures, and wouldn’t hold it against him. “I don’t know anything official yet,” Simeone told Marca. “I have known him since he was a child and I wish him all the best. If he feels that he needs to make a move, I’ll be happy for him. If he stays with us, I’ll be happy too.” Continue reading Diego Simeone behind Falcao, whatever he chooses

The “Special Three”: Diego Simeone’s incredible transformation of Atletico

diego simeone special threeDiego Pablo Simeone arrived in December 2011 to take charge of a sunken team full of ghosts. On January 7, 2012, in La Roselda he led the first party of a group of players that came from being eliminated from the Copa del Rey by Segunda B (Albacete) and had come too close to the monster of descent.

Less than a year and a half later, el Cholo has made Atletico Madrid a team that looks nothing like the one he started with. Last season his team recovered to be eliminated so close to the Champions League. Next remained a goal much greater for the club, but one that was much heavier. Continue reading The “Special Three”: Diego Simeone’s incredible transformation of Atletico