Atletico Madrid will host Espanyol in La Liga , with coach Simeone speaking at a press conference about the current state of the team.
As for who would support them, Simeone said it was like a family where they would fight with siblings or wives, but if there was a problem, they would have a meeting and the problem would be solved. When people feel close, they see why it’s called family, it’s time for them to come together, they’re family.
For the World Cup to be held mid-season, Simeone said that if he were a player, he would be excited in the first few days of the World Cup because it is the greatest competition. But when he puts on the jersey and plays with the team, he doesn’t think about the next World Cup in the game, because playing football is about winning, forgetting everything else in the game and playing the game.
Regarding the question of whether he is worried about the fans, Simeone said that he has higher requirements for himself and wants to bring more things to the fans. He is not a person without desires. People come to the stadium wanting to watch games and have a good time with their children, and Simeone is confident that their wishes will not be in vain because the team will try to make it happen. People criticized Simeone for letting Koke play as a midfielder, but Koke is very important to the team, just like Lemar. Llorente and Lemar will add something positive in tomorrow’s game that can help the team.
Regarding the response to La Liga, Simeone said that they were already sad on the second day of the game. When things are not as expected, it should be very difficult, but life has to go on. Sad to lose to Porto because they didn’t play the game they wanted, but it happened and they had to accept it and work hard. Now more than ever before, they should follow the principle of one game at a time.