Diego Simeone: I manage my players like my 5 children

The Atletico Madrid coach described his side’s victory over Elche in the 14th week of La Liga, which kept them in the lead, as valuable.

Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone has spoken about changing his team’s style of play, which was more offensive than ever, after his side’s 3-1 home win over Elche in the 14th week of La Liga, which put Rochi Blanco at the top of the table with 29 points and three games less. : Our game system had not changed much, but it was the players’ approach that became more offensive. They took the game to the offensive phase and I think they did well in that as well. In the first half, we had chances to score. When the score was 2-1, our opponent got into trouble and made the team anxious about losing the lead, but in the end we scored the third goal and we were relieved. It was a good game overall, but there were things in our game that needed to be improved. We are going the way we are, but it is right.

Luis Suarez scored Atletico Madrid’s first two goals, but Simeone refused to consider the performance of any of his players superior to the other. He added: “It is not right to name just one player. This victory was the result of a team effort and guidance from the coaches. This victory was achieved not only with tactical plans, but also the role of mutual understanding and emotional dimension of the players.

Asked if Suarez deserved to be treated differently from other players, Simeone said: “I understand that every player should be treated differently, because the character of each of them is different. Another is different. I try to manage each of my players based on their personality, just like I do with my five children. I’m satisfied with Lewis’ performance.

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