Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Simeone pledges loyalty to Atletico

Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone has claimed he will stay with the Spanish champions as long as they continue to grow

Since taking over at the Vicente Calderon part, Simeone has guided Atletico to five titles, including the La Liga and the Champions League success.

There have been rumors claiming Atletico maybe taken over, with investment coming in from China and Simeone has pledged his loyalty to the club.

"If things keep growing as they are growing and will not move from Atletico.

"I see that athletes want to continue growing and that also allows me to get better."

Atletico Madrid travel to face Barcelona in the first leg of their Copa del Rey quarter-final clash, having beaten Real Madrid in the previous round.

"We're facing one of the best Barcelona sides of recent times. They've changed things with regards their manner of pressing, they give the ball away less, they react quicker and close down space well, "he said at his pre-match press conference on Tuesday.

"We know that every minute of the match will be important for the return leg."

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