Atletico Madrid coach Diego Pablo Simeonedoes not believe that Real Madrid, whom they face today in the Madrid derby, has “No pressure“This Sunday at the Santiago Bernabeu, the stadium where they will live”similar environment“, whom they met in the semi-finals of the Spanish Super Cup in Riyadh.
“I don’t think there is any pressure on them, of course the motivation will increase because they were beaten by an opponent. I don’t think Madrid’s players think so much that they need to win; They know that as they step into this place, the only thing that matters is winning.. They work accordingly and are often successful.“, he said at a press conference.
Despite this, he believes that the fight will not be decisive for the championship. “Since there are so many days left, it is not good to think like this. We should just think that This is an important match against the team that is in first place in the Spanish La Liga.who is very strong at home, who is supported by his environment and his people, and to get into this game we have to be very good“, he decreed.
“We have to play a game like the one we have always played against Madrid. They are one of the best rivals, they never lose or lose very little. They have very good dressing room management from their coach and they have quality players. huge, and tomorrow he will ask to move the game to where, in our opinion, we can harm them,” continuous.
However, the Argentine coach He didn’t want to make sure that the red and white team at the best moment of the season. “I don’t know because we don’t know what will happen later. The team is responding very well to the last few games and we hope we can continue in the same spirit.“, he pointed out.
Regarding the three games they have played this season against a white team, Simeone stressed that the Super Cup in Riyadh had a distinctly Maridist atmosphere, so they played like they were at home. “We played two games at home and one game away because the atmosphere in Arabia It was like what we will see tomorrow at the Bernabeu.. they are strong there“he explained.”I don’t think our fans need any messages.. They know how we compete and they know how to have fun. that we compete in every game“he added.
In a different order, “Cholo” admitted that everything was clear to him about eleven. “Tomorrow I have no doubt who will start, but I won’t say now. Sometimes before games I have doubts, but not this time.“He said, without revealing whether Alvaro Morata, who has already recovered from discomfort, or Memphis Depay will start. “We’ll see if he starts or Memphis, although I’ve already decided (laughs). He is OK; he has trained well the last two days and is looking forward to it. He’s a very important player for us, just like Memphis.“noted the condition of the Madrid striker.
Finallyappreciated the moment of Pablo Barrios. “I see this in the middle three positions; He could easily become a midfielder with his pace, dynamism, vision and catching ability, but he has room to improve. It’s time to continue to evolve. We need more from him and we will demand more from him because he has more. I am very pleased with the player; we watched him as children. We are going to accompany you and demand“he concluded