Valencia boss has hailed Diego Simeone ahead of his team's Saturday clash against Atletico Madrid.
have not started their currentLa Liga
campaign in a good form.
’s team have managed to win only one of their eight games and are currently in ninth place on the league’s table. The team will play their next La Liga match on Saturday against Atletico Madrid who are currently in second place of the table with a three-point gap with Real Madrid as the league leaders.
has spoken about Atletico Madrid and their current form as they are on a winning streak for five matches.
“We are facing an Atletico that is one of the teams playing the best football this season with real signs of solidity,”
Gracia said in comments carried by
“Their individuals are very good, but as a team they are strong. We’re confident playing at home, however, and we believe that we’re in a good moment.
“We recognise the difficulty of scoring a goal against them. Creating chances against a team that defends like Atletico is complicated.”
When asked about
’s impact on Atletico’s success, Gracia responded:
“The work he’s been doing deserves a lot of merit,” Gracia said. “He’s built different teams. Atletico has gone through different times and seasons.
“In tomorrow’s game, for example, I think we’re facing a very different team to the one we would have faced last season, with options in attack that enable them to dominate the ball more.
“It’s going to be a demanding game for us, but it’s a challenging fixture for everybody. We’re going to try to have a chance to win.”