MANCHESTER, United Kingdom, April 4, 2022 (AFP) – Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone said on Monday that Manchester City “definitely have better players”, but warned that his team would “competition” in the quarter-final clash. “Will do it. European Champions League.
“We are used to the knockouts, they are a long game and each one will offer what they believe in for each moment,” Simeone told a news conference ahead of the first leg in Manchester.
“Tomorrow we will have the first game against a team that has many tools, that comes with a lot of players inside the field, that knows how to counterattack. Everything you see from them is great and tomorrow We will compete”, said Argentina coach…
“It’s a game that we believe can benefit from the way we play,” said Simeone, who doesn’t believe City will come into the game with as much pressure as they are considered favourites.
“We all have pressure. I wouldn’t call it pressure. Everyone has responsibility. City has exceptional players and they are definitely better than us, but it’s two games”, the coach analyzed.
Simeone also rejected the idea that the confrontation was a duel between him and Guardiola: “It will be the players’ game, but we are the coaches to help. We all want to win”, he said.
“What I love most about well-played teams is their attempt to propose an aggressive game and they love to play,” he concluded.