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Jan 11, 2020 IST
Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone has saluted “absolute winner” Zinedine Zidane and Actual Madrid’s successful mentality forward of the Supercopa de Espana closing.
Madrid and Atletico go head-to-head in Jeddah on Sunday as they tussle for the primary trophy of the Spanish season.
The revamped Supercopa has obtained loads of criticism because of it going down in Saudi Arabia and together with groups that in any other case wouldn’t have been concerned in earlier years, because the competitors was contested between the winners of the Copa del Rey and LaLiga.
Neither Madrid nor Atletico received both competitors final time period, but they are going to play out the ultimate, with Simeone effectively conscious of Los Blancos’ obsession with successful.
Zidane could also be with out a number of high-profile gamers however, after they dispatched Valencia simply, Simeone doesn’t assume such absences might be an element.
“Madrid are a crew we all know very effectively, they’ve a coach who’s an absolute winner,” Simeone informed reporters on Saturday.
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@Simeone: “There is not a extra essential recreation for Atlético de Madrid’s followers, gamers, administrators and coaches than this.”
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“Each time they play, they transmit that they need to win they usually do win. They’re with out [Karim] Benzema, [Gareth] Bale and [Eden] Hazard, however that does not change a factor, they will be trying to subject their strongest facet.
“Their distribution is great they usually’ll have gamers arriving to hitch the assault from midfield.
“They have Vinicius Junior and Rodrygo [Goes], and in the event that they play the crew could have extra velocity and extra possession, so we should take into consideration how we are able to assault these positions and punish them in the way in which we would like.”
In Zidane’s pre-match information convention, the Frenchman insisted he’s a greater coach now than when he guided Madrid to 3 successive Champions League crowns – beating Atletico to elevate the primary of these in 2015-16.
Simeone has the same feeling for his personal skills, satisfied he’s getting higher with age.
“It is like life itself, we enhance with age,” he stated. “All the expertise you construct up with time lets you develop.
“I believe I’ve grown in life and in sport, and I am a believer you can’t actually separate the 2.”
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