Diego Simeone, the Atletico Madrid coach. He will focus on Saturday’s visit to Rayo Vallecano on Saturday before thinking about Pep Guardiola’s clash with Manchester City.
Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone insists it is not the time to talk about the Champions League quarter-final with Manchester City. He is focusing on the Liga match away at Rayo Vallecano on this Saturday only From the revelation with Marca last Friday
Simeone is set to bring his players back to Manchester. After defeating Manchester United in the last 16 before caught out by Pep Guardiola’s Man City in the quarterfinals Champions League.
‘I have a lot of admiration for Guardiola and the work he does at City.
‘It will be a difficult task. great game and will have time to assess the matter. But now we’re focusing on the Rayo game and I’m just thinking about that.’
‘I understand the desire to talk about the Champions League after the draw. But we just worrie about the match against Rayo,’ Simeone said.
It is hoped that Atlético’s injury problems will clear up following the upcoming international break. But Simeone will once again be without a natural right-back on Saturday night. In addition to top playmaker Thomas Lemar and forward Matheus Cunha. Also, Yannick Carrasco is serving a one-game suspension for card accumulation, limiting options further.
“We always prepare ourselves to compete in the best way,” Simeone said. “Sometimes we reach a certain emotional and competitive state, and then the team shows its best version.”
Atlético have not lost to Rayo in over nine years and have won the past six league meetings dating to January 2015, keeping five clean sheets Reports by UFABET