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Atletico Madrid boss, Diego Simeone, pays tribute to Maradona

Thu 26 November 2020 | 11:13

Diego Simeone can’t believe the news of Deigo Maradona’s passing. The Atletico manager, Simeone, was Diego Maradona’s team-mate both in Sevilla and Argentina.


took on Lokomotiv Moscow on Wednesday in the Champions League round 4 group stage and had a tough game against them as they drew level 0-0.

Shortly after the game,

Diego Simeone

admitted that it was a tough game for his side. Although they created many chances in front of the goal they couldn’t find the net. Later he reflected on the news of


’s passing.

"It's hard. When they call you on the phone and tell you that Diego passed away, you think, '


cannot die'," Simeone told a news conference.

"A myth is leaving us, an Argentine who transmitted all his rebellion to fight with his positive and negative things, but always going forward. The way to get excited about playing soccer was by looking at him.

"He welcomed me in a spectacular way in Seville, I was young. The moment they tell you about this situation [Maradona dying] you say, 'It can't be, he can always come out.'

source: SportMob