Atlético Madrid defeated Valladolid 2-1 with Ángel Correa scoring a stunning and very important 11th goal of the season. Diego Simeone, who was emotional after the match, won his 8th title coaching “El Aleti.”
It was the last game of the season and Atlético Madrid knew they depended on themselves. With their competitors Real Madrid playing against Villareal simultaneously, and losing 0-1, Simeone’s team knew they had the cup in their hands. What looked to be an advantage was that they were playing against the last placed team in the standings. However, Atlético Madrid found themselves losing 0-1 in the first half.
Ángel Correa was a key player in his team’s comeback as he equalized for Atletico in the second half, following a fantastic individual play. The Argentine has become an important player for Atlético de Madrid, the club where he has been at since 2015. National team coach Lionel Scaloni has included him in the Argentina squad for next month’s World Cup qualifiers.
Diego Simeone was probably the happiest man on earth after the final whistle. Or at least that is how he showed himself. In the post-match interview, this is what he had to say:
“The first thing that comes to me is a smile. It is a joy that comes from inside me.”
“Before the game, I was remembering when the Atlético fans asked me whether I was staying or leaving. I told them that I was going to stay because I believed in the future of the club, and I was not wrong.”
There are few tougher tasks in professional football than competing against Real Madrid and FC Barcelona. “El Cholo” took Atlético Madrid to an unparalleled level by turning the historic dual rivalry into a triple competition. Here are Simeone’s list of trophies with Atletico:
2 La Liga (2014, 2021)
2 UEFA Europa League (2012, 2018)
2 UEFA Super Cup (2012, 2018)
1 Spain Super Cup (2014)
1 Copa del Rey (2013)
What a LEGEND…KUN!!!
I remember watching his first game at Man city – 2 goals and an assist in 30 mins. Now his last game 2 goals in 30 mins. Nothing has changed!!
Now go and win it for the NT. Give us that 30 mins!
Simione will never coach Argentina national football team. Because Afa don’t have money. That is why I have huge respect for sampaoli. He left Sevilla to coach Argentina. Before leaving Sevilla he made a comment that my country need me the most. That is why I am joining my National team. Some of our friends may make fun of me for supporting sampaoli. But that’s true. Sampaoli loves to work with Argentine players. Unfortunately simione does not trust Argentine players. He worked with so many Argentine players , AUGUSTO FERNANDEZ,AXEL WERNER, GAITAN, SOSA, ANSALDI, NOW PEREZ AND ANGEL CORREA, EXCEPT CORREA none of them could flourish under simione. Under simione another shitty brazilian renan lodi became world class.
Why Rodrigo De Paul was subbed off against Inter? I hope is not an injury!
What a dream finale in man city by aguero. Legend🇦🇷. Our super sub for copa.
yeah, broke record and ended on a high. Cant wait to see him and messi next season 🙂
Here’s a pic of the full-scale mural in the city centre immortalising his greatest goal.
Here’s Kun signing the big ass mural twitter.com/cityreport_/status/1396168815680098310
Simeone will one day coach NT for sure. It would be interesting to see him coach us. We may not like his style (Like Sabella, in the begining his style was not liked by most of us, but he did remarkably well and almost won the Damn WC)but he knows how to win. Only black mark in his career is the CL chokes. But he took Athletico to unprecidented heights and single handedly stopped the dominance of Barca and Real who both are far richer in resources.
As per me the Top 3 future NT coaches are Simeone, Gallardo and Pochettino. Argentina has vast number of coaches in the wings. Irony is out of all those coaches AFA chose Scaloni. He is doing good by the way. But still AFA is trolling us i guess😅😅😅
i read a crazy stat about Atleticos league titles. Of the 11, 10 were won on the last game of the season. They never coast to the finish line, always last game madness. It must be incredibly hard being an ARG and Atleti supporter 🙂
Regardless, since Cholo joined, Atleti haven’t dipped below the top 3. Few years prior they were ranked 6th and 11th. Hes built a team of grit and resilience. Several league titles during a period when RM and Barca were out of this world, semis of CL, etc.I know Cholo gets shit for defensive 442 but he’s adapting, unlike Mou whos sticks to the same outdated style and never changes. I’ve seen 343, 352, or 433. His team is still defensively solid but more attacking now.
He might be a great choice for the NT, could even be a better version of Sabella.
He once responded when asked if he was offered the job in 2014 –
“No, but I know it’ll happen one day,” Simeone said in an interview with FIFA.com. “I’ve always said in the national team you have room for what I call the son, father and grandfather types. In coaching terms, I think it’s a place for a grandfather — someone more serene and composed who can see things in a different way.
Lo Celso seems to be injured but hopefully it’s just a knock and nothing serious.
When the remaining team player will be announced ??? When 23 player list will be announced ?
That was a great goal under extreme pressure!!
[…] Atlético Madrid defeated Valladolid 2-1 with Ángel Correa scoring a stunning and very important 11th goal of the season. Diego Simeone, who was emotional after the match, won his 8th title coaching “El Aleti.” It was the last game of the season and Atlético Madrid knew they depended on themselves. With their competitors Real Madrid playing against Villareal simultaneously, and losing 0-1, Simeone’s team knew they had the cup in their hands. What looked to be an advantage was that they […] Diego Simeone, Ángel Correa win La Liga with Atlético Madrid […]
Aguero to Barca confirmed. Messi is probably staying
honestly, this atletico madrid is the weakest one for the past 5 years. they lost so many players and some of them not properly replaced. but comparing to real and barca, they still have a more balanced team.
Congrats to Simeone & his team! Not trying to diss Messi but this would make La liga more exciting aswell , rather than seeing him winning the league for the 10+ times.
Also, Correa has 8 or 9 assists in addition to his 11 goals, as a winger forward. He should be in included in CA squad ahead of Aguero & Dybala who had about 10 goals combined 😆
Well deserved cholo. Jus wish he gives more opportunity to argentines than uruguayans in coming season. Maybe depaul & molina can be a great start. Fantastic season for angel correa & he fought back from a non starter role to establish in first 11. With buendia , dimaria, angel correa as right wing options, scaloni shld evaluate playing messi in central spot with a 4-2-3-1 formation.
Heartiest Congratulations to Diego “El Cholo” Simeone; his coaching career shine brightly. a true leader and talented; pretty sure he will take the N/T job one day within next 5-10 years
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