15 Aug Atletico Madrid chief tells followers offended after loss
Atletico Madrid followers who had been essential of coach Diego Simeone’s ways ought to exit and purchase their very own membership and decide their very own beginning 11, president Enrique Cerezo mentioned on Friday after his membership’s Champions League quarterfinal exit to RB Leipzig.
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Cerezo was upset with the 2-1 defeat to the unfancied German aspect however, while admitting there was loads of criticism in the mean time for Simeone, he added that he was not paying a lot consideration to the dissenting voices.
“Simeone just isn’t untouchable and plenty of disagreed with him yesterday. He’s the one who picks the team and in the event you do not prefer it then go and purchase your individual membership, construct your individual team and select your individual XI,” Cerezo mentioned.
Simeone is Atletico’s second-longest serving coach of all time and has a contract till 2022 with the membership, who he has taken to 2 Champions League finals, two Europa League triumphs plus a La Liga title and one Copa del Rey.
Atleti have additionally completed in Spain’s prime three previously eight campaigns.
“We’re remaining calm, the sport did not go as deliberate and we now have to go dwelling however we’re relaxed about every part else. I believe we nonetheless have a superb team, it wasn’t our evening,” Cerezo advised reporters.
“The followers are annoyed and it is dangerous as a result of the reality is we weren’t anticipating a end result like that. However that is football, these items occur.
“I believe we now have had an excellent season, we have completed within the prime three in La Liga and certified for the Champions League which isn’t any simple factor to do.”