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Archives: Diego Simeone

Atletico Madrid midfielder Koke expected to return this weekend

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Atletico Madrid midfielder Koke has resumed training and is set to return to Diego Simeone’s lineup this weekend against Sevilla. The 23-year-old’s last appearance was February 7th when he was substituted during the opening minutes of the Madrid derby after picking … Continue reading

Diego Simeone believes Atletico Madrid are prepared for their latest challenge

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Diego Simeone believes Atletico Madrid’s consistency and ability to accept new challenges will benefit the team during the knockout stages of the European tournament, speaking ahead of his side’s Champions League Round of 16 encounter against Bayer Leverkusen, Simeone has always preached to … Continue reading

Fernando Torres excited about Champions League debut for his boyhood club

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While Fernando Torres has previous UEFA Champions League experience with Liverpool and Chelsea – making 53 appearances between both Premier League sides - Wednesday night will be the first time the Spanish forward will step on the European stage as a … Continue reading

Diego Simeone confirms contract renewal offer from Atletico Madrid

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Diego Simeone has confirmed that Atletico Madrid have begun negotiations to retain their manager past his current contract with the La Liga side, which is set to expire in June 2017. Although no agreement has been reached between the coach … Continue reading

Diego Simeone reiterates Atletico Madrid’s goal is Champions League qualification

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Following their 2-0 defeat to Celta Vigo last weekend, experts have all but written off any chance of Atletico Madrid retaining their La Liga title this season. The setback at the Balaidos left the reigning league champions seven points adrift … Continue reading

Fabio Capello defends Atletico Madrid; Says soccer is not for wimps

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Former England boss Fabio Capello defended the tactics used by Diego Simeone and Atletico Madrid by saying the reigning La Liga champions were not a “violent” team and that the sport is not for “wimps.” The comments come during an … Continue reading

Diego Simeone admits starting Griezmann, Mandzukic and Torres was a mistake

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Diego Simeone has admitted that his decision to start the forward combination of Antoine Griezmann, Mario Mandzukic and Fernando Torres against Celta Vigo was a mistake. The Atletico Madrid manager was short on attacking threats for the La Liga contest due to an … Continue reading

Torres, Griezmann and Mandzukic set to start for Atletico Madrid against Celta Vigo

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Due to injuries and suspension, Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone is set to start Fernando Torres, Antoine Griezmann and Mario Mandzukic together for the first time this season. Atletico will be lacking creativity tomorrow against Celta Vigo due to the … Continue reading

Jose Mourinho and Diego Simeone have plenty in common, says Diego Costa

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Chelsea striker Diego Costa believes Jose Mourinho and Diego Simeone “have plenty of things in common” when it comes to management. The former Atletico Madrid forward gave an interview to Sport Magazine where he discussed the similarities and differences between the … Continue reading

Atletico Madrid suffer injury blow as Koke ruled out for four weeks

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Atletico Madrid midfielder Koke has been ruled out for four weeks after straining a hamstring muscle. The injury occurred in the opening minutes of his side’s 4-0 victory over Real Madrid on Saturday. Koke was attempting to get on the receiving end … Continue reading

Antoine Griezmann reveals why he snubbed Barcelona

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In an interview with French television, Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann has revealed why he turned down an offer from Barcelona earlier in his career. The January player of the month in La Liga told RTL that the Catalan club initially approached … Continue reading

Diego Simeone opts for Mario Mandzukic over Fernando Torres in the Madrid derby

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Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone will opt to start striker Mario Mandzukic over Fernando Torres for Saturday’s showdown with cross-city rivals, Real Madrid. The decision may come as a surprise to some since Torres scored twice against Real Madrid at … Continue reading

Atletico Madrid midfielder Arda Turan will leave at the end of the season, says agent

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Atletico Madrid midfielder Arda Turan will leave the Spanish champions at the end of the season, according to the player’s agent. With the Turkey international turning 28 last week, Turan’s representative Ahmet Bulut believes now is the time for his … Continue reading

Atletico Madrid consider reporting PSG to FIFA for contacting Diego Simeone

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Atletico Madrid are considering reporting Paris Saint-Germain to FIFA for contacting manager Diego Simeone regarding a possible switch to the French club. Simeone has been in charge of Atletico for just over three years, and during that time he has engineered one … Continue reading

Argentina’s Giovanni Simeone following in his father’s footsteps

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Argentina U-20 forward Giovanni ‘Cholito’ Simeone, son of Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone, is proving to be a chip off the old block. The eldest Simeone made his name as a hard-nosed midfielder for numerous European clubs, as well as with … Continue reading

Diego Simeone credits Barcelona’s recent form to arrival of Luis Suarez

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Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone admitted it was his decision to play “with less ambition” during the second half of yesterday’s Copa del Rey quarter-final second leg at the Vicente Calderon. The Argentine boss acknowledged that his side were second-best … Continue reading

PSG losing patience with Laurent Blanc and eyeing up possible replacements

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Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi is losing patience with Laurent Blanc and wants the manager to take a tougher line towards the players in his dressing room. The Qatari reportedly feels that Blanc has lost control of the squad and … Continue reading

Diego Simeone Says He Will Stay At Atletico Madrid Provided The Club Keeps Growing

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During a recent interview with Radio America 1190, manager Diego Simeone was asked about the speculation concerning his future with Atletico Madrid. The Argentine boss is perhaps the hottest managerial property in world soccer and speculation has been that the 44-year-old could … Continue reading