La Liga News 

Simeone thanks subs for important victory

Diego Simeone has praised the impact of his substitutes after his side beat Alaves 1-0 on Saturday. Another 1-0 victory for Atletico Madrid saw them move to second in the table behind league leaders Barcelona and Simeone has heaped praise on his bench for their impact in the game. Fernando Torres came off the bench to score the winner in what was a largely frustrating night for the Wanda Metropolitano outfit, and it was the former Chelsea striker’s impact, along with Angel Correa and Yannick Carrasco that changed the game….

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Simeone: “Griezmann can leave if he wants”

French magazine L’Equipe are currently offering readers the chance to read an exclusive interview with Atleti manager Diego Simeone. In three separate sections of the interview, the Argentine discusses life as a manager, his time as manager of the club and also his players. In the second part of the interview, Simeone discusses the rumours surrounding striker, Antoine Griezmann leaving the Wanda Metropolitano. As the January transfer window approaches, reports of the Frenchman moving to pastures new have continued to be released. Current La Liga leaders FC Barcelona and English…

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Gossip La Liga 

Jose Gimenez set to snub Man Utd and Juventus

With the January transfer window on the horizon, Atletico Madrid are set for some good news after yesterday’s Antoine Griezmann bombshell as defender, Jose Gimenez is set to pen a new contract at the Wanda Metropolitana. A top transfer target for both Italian and English giants Juventus and Manchester United, the Uruguayan international has become a back-up option in the Atletico defence in recent times. Signed from Danubio in 2013, the 22-year old isn’t currently first choice despite the Atleti hierarchy thinking he is a fantastic player and see him…

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Global La Liga News 

Atletico Madrid to sell two players after Champions League exit

Atletico Madrid will be forced to sell two players in the January transfer window after failing to qualify for the knockout stages of the Champions League. Heading into the game at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday evening, Diego Simeone’s side knew they had it all to do to qualify and had to rely on a result in the Roma-Qarabag game. A 1-0 lead thanks to Saul Niguez gave the Spanish side hope, but Roma’s opener over in Italy saw their chances of qualification turn into nothing short of a miracle. The…

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La Liga News 

Simeone issues praise on Luciano Vietto

Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone has heaped praise on Luciano Vietto, calling the youngster ‘one of his better players’. The Argentine forward featured in the mid-week Copa del Rey win over Elche but has found playing time hard to come by this season at the Wanda Metropolitano. “Vietto is one of the best players we have,” Simeone told his press conference. “We must protect him, he is in a position whereby if he is not scoring then he comes under a lot of scrutiny and criticism. “He is one of our best…

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La Liga News 

Simeone happy to receive Arsenal and Napoli’s defender interest

Diego Simeone has discussed the future of Croatian defender Sime Vrsaljko, who has been linked with a January exit from Atletico Madrid. It was claimed last week that the Madrid based side had told interested Arsenal and Napoli that Vrsaljko would not be leaving the club in the January transfer window. However, Marca reported earlier this week that the defender has asked to leave the club and Simeone has now discussed the situation. “Sime is a big player and all big players have a value,” Simeone told Marca. “We are happy when other…

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La Liga News 

Simeone praises Wanda Metropolitano crowd and Griezmann

Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone has praised the club’s fans and forward Antoine Griezmann after beating Roma 2-0 on Wednesday evening. Simeone had to make a last minute change to the squad list for the game, with Augusto Fernandez coming in to the team, replacing Juanfran who had suffered a muscular injury in his left hamstring. There were five changes to the side following the weekend’s draw against Real Madrid, with Giminez, Felipe Luis, Augusto, Carrasco and Fernando Torres taking to the field, replacing the injured Juanfran, suspended Savic, Godin,…

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La Liga News 

Simeone calls for support over Griezmann troubles

Diego Simeone has called for support from the fans of Atletico Madrid after they jeered Antoine Griezmann during the Madrid derby with Real Madrid on Saturday evening. The weekend fixture at the Wanda Metropolitano was a pressure cooker as both sides have suffered with poor form this season, failing to gain any consistency. However, the result ended with neither side celebrating having seen Atleti defend well against the likes of Isco and Cristiano Ronaldo. Griezmann, who featured from the start was hauled off by Simeone after failing to get into…

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Gossip News 

English press in fantasy land as Simeone is linked with Everton

After sacking former Barcelona midfielder Ronald Koeman last month, English Premiership side Everton are reported to have listed Atleti’s manager Diego Simeone as their number one choice to become the new boss at Goodison Park. Today (Tuesday 7th) the Liverpool Echo wrote that Simeone, who has previously stated he wants to work in the Premier League, has an interest in the long-term Everton project under the new owner of the Toffees, Farhad Moshiri. However, the 47-year-old is happy at Atletico and has no intention of leaving halfway through the season,…

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La Liga Match Centre News 

Make or break for Atletico’s trophy chances?

Atletico Madrid will be looking to walk away with all three points when they travel to Deportivo La Coruna after failing to see off Azerbaijani side Qarabag for the second time in Europe in midweek. Diego Simeone’s men currently sit in fourth place, eight points behind league leaders Barcelona. The Mattressers have been off the pace thus far this season and face group stage elimination in the Champions League with only three points from four games and come up against a Deportivo side confident from their last outing. Meanwhile, the…

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