‘You’ve got to have balls’ – Simeone hails defiant Atletico

Diego Simeone saluted Atletico Madrid for again finding remarkable reserves of resilience on the European stage in a 1-1 draw at Arsenal. Sime Vrsaljko was dismissed for collecting two bookings inside the opening 10 minutes of the Europa League semi-final at Emirates Stadium, while Simeone was sent to the stands shortly afterwards by referee Clement

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Chinese Super League transfer window makes Simeone ‘uncomfortable’

Diego Simeone acknowledged the threat of financially powerful Chinese Super League clubs buying his players has made him feel “uncomfortable”, as Yannick Carrasco nears a move to Dalian Yifang. Carrasco joined Atletico in 2015 and looked promising in his first two seasons, but the Belgium international has been more of a peripheral figure this term.

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Simeone: Sevilla deserved their win

Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone felt Sevilla were worthy winners after his side slumped to a home defeat in the Copa del Rey. Despite going ahead through Diego Costa in the 73rd minute in the first leg of the quarter-final tie, Atletico were beaten at the Wanda Metropolitano on Wednesday. Jesus Navas and Joaquin Correa

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Alaves´ intensity was superior ~ Simeone

Atletico Madrid head coach Diego Simeone accepted his side were outplayed by Alaves in their 0-0 LaLiga draw at Mendizorrotza on Saturday. Deyverson missed two gilt-edged chances to earn three points for the hosts, with Atletico unable to create many openings in a toothless attacking display. Atletico’s problems with injuries and suspensions forced Simeone into

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