Tag Archives: Simeone

Simeone: Griezmann is well placed to win the Ballon d’Or


Ahead of the UEFA Super Cup in Tallinn, Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone is confident in Antoine Griezmann’s chances in winning the Ballon d’or. Atleti face city rivals Real Madrid int he Estonian capital with a sense of optimism filtering through the Colchoneros dressing room. No important players want to leave Atleti. Is there something magical about the team? “Players want ...

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Atletico Madrid coach Simeone keen to bring in son from Fiorentina


Fiorentina striker Giovanni Simeone has emerged as a transfer target for his own father Diego, as the Atletico Madrid coach looks to boost his attacking options. The Argentine youngster has enjoyed a fruitful debut season with the Viola after arriving from Genoa, hitting 14 goals in 38 Serie A appearances, and appears to have done enough to convince his dad ...

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Red card, Simeone hat-trick, and an end to Napoli’s Scudetto hopes


Napoli suffered a massive blow to their Scudetto hopes at the Stadio Artemio Franchi, after losing 3-0 to Fiorentina with Giovanni Simeone bagging his first Serie A hat-trick. Following Juventus’ late win over Inter on Saturday evening, the Partenopei needed a victory to maintain a one point gap. That looked highly unlikely after Kalidou Koulibaly was given his marching orders ...

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Atletico boss Simeone admits 'there's no excuse' for his behaviour at Arsenal


Atletico coach Diego Simeone. Atletico coach Diego Simeone. ATLETICO MADRID COACH Diego Simeone concedes that his behaviour needs to improve following his dismissal in the first leg of his side’s Europa League semi-final with Arsenal. Simeone was sent to the stands in the early stages of an eventful game at Emirates Stadium on Thursday, having complained to officials following the ...

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Diego Simeone hails 'icon' Fernando Torres after landmark 100th La Liga goal


Atletico Madrid’s Fernando Torres Atletico Madrid’s Fernando Torres ATLETICO MADRID COACH Diego Simeone described Fernando Torres as an “icon” after he scored his 100th La Liga goal in the routine 3-0 win over Levante on Sunday. The 34-year-old confirmed earlier this week that he will depart the club, where he made his name as a young striker, when his contract ...

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Possession not enough as Simeone helps Viola sink Roma


Giovanni Simeone scored the game’s best goal as Fiorentina somehow managed to keep a clean sheet against a dominant Roma and emerge with an unlikely 2-0 win at the Stadio Olimpico on Saturday evening. The hosts were in complete control for the majority of the match but could not find the breakthrough, allowing Stefano Pioli’s side to take control of ...

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Simeone: 'If we take Messi and put him in an Atletico shirt, we win'


DIEGO SIMEONE PRAISED Lionel Messi’s star quality and admitted the difficulties of repeating Atletico Madrid’s “impossible” title win of 2013-14. Messi guided in a superb first-half free-kick to secure a 1-0 victory over Barcelona’s nearest title rivals on Sunday, moving the league leaders eight points clear at the top. Messi scored his 600th career goal on Sunday evening. It was his 600th ...

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Simeone questions future with Atletico


Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone says he will “start thinking” about his future with the club after Saturday’s Champions League final defeat. Atletico lost 5-3 on penalties to Real Madrid after the match at Milan’s San Siro finished 1-1 after extra time.[1] It is the second time in three seasons Simeone’s side have lost to their La Liga rivals in ...

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