Argentine Diego Simeone, coach of the team, confirmed Atletico Madrid Spaniard, that championship Champions League It is the last remaining dream for his team, he said in a press conference on the eve of the confrontation Lazio Italian in continental competition.
Atletico Madrid will host Lazio in the match hosted by the Olimpico Stadium in Rome, which comes within Group E, which also includes Feyenoord of the Netherlands and Celtic of Scotland.
Simeone: We are waiting for tomorrow’s match with great enthusiasm
Atletico will play the match after losing to Valencia at the Mestalla Stadium in the Spanish League. But Simeone expressed his confidence in his players, saying: “I have a lot of confidence in the team. The Champions League is another challenge awaiting us.”
Regarding the bad start of Lazio, his previous team with which he won the Italian League in 2000, in Serie A, he said: “It is in a good position and closes spaces well and has dangerous players. The results were not expected; but it is a team that knows what it wants. We must take the match.” “We can go wherever we want and cause harm to him.”
He added: “We are still at the beginning of the season, and it is too early to look at the numbers now. Lazio finished last season well and tomorrow we will witness a big match.”
He considered that facing Lazio to be a difficult challenge, and added: “We face tomorrow’s match with great enthusiasm. I love Sarri’s style of play. I have always loved his style. We learned many things from his style of play to develop ourselves.”
He stressed that the match will represent an emotional return to the Olympic Stadium, saying: “The exceptional years I spent in my career with Lazio come to my mind in light of the strong relationship with the fans, which I loved from day one.”