Simeone: ‘Joao? I love that the players rebel ‘

Diego Simeone, coach of the Atlético de Madrid, appeared before the media after the victory of his team against the Villarreal in The Ceramics. The Argentine coach spoke of the gesture of Joao Felix after his goal, taking it naturally.


“Every time we come to play here it is difficult, very difficult, they always play well. We were not comfortable in the circulation, they wanted to have numerical superiority on the inside, with the goals we grew, we looked for the victory we wanted and needed ”.

They suffered to win

“It seemed to me that the team was more compact, with more people. They had to go for the game losing 2-0 and with the amount of good players they have, it is normal that they create danger. We trust in the talent that the team has ”.

Joao Félix and the celebration

“We would have to ask him, when this happens, they ask Joao. He scored a great goal, entered the second half very well, responded well and that’s what we need from him. I love that they rebel, the players have to be strong and the team needs him ”.

Important victory

“Difficult championship, all the teams play well, the end of the season is approaching and we all have needs, we all run to be champion, enter the Champions League, avoid relegation … it is being a very competitive championship.”

How are they for the derby

“I saw the team with enthusiasm, energy, desire to improve, that we have things to improve. We will face a great rival. There is a week ahead, and it is a very important victory ”.