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Diego Simone leads Atletico to the top of the table

Sun 29 November 2020 | 12:04

Simone’s men join Real Sociedad on the top of the LaLiga table after their recent win.

Atletico Madrid

head to the LaLiga leadership after 1-0 win over

Valencia

. According to

Diego Simone

, whose team currently shares the top spot with

Real Sociedad

, his men were quite dominant throughout the game.

“We felt very good and we were able to really live in the opposition half, close to the goal, and so when we found the goal is opened things up for us,”

he said.

“Winning in Valencia is not easy. They’d just come from a good result against [Real] Madrid and had come back from 2-0 down against Alaves.”

“They played with a lot of order, but we dominated.”

Simone, who started their game with 

Joao Felix

and

Yannick Carrasco

on the bench, clarified his decision saying:

“They’ve known me for a long time now. The game is 90 minutes long and I can make five changes.”

“This group gives me the possibility to experiment and give minutes to each player. I’m very happy with [Thomas] Lemar, for example, who performed very well today.”

The Argentinian coach also talked about

Luis Suarez

, who tested positive for Covid-19 recently, and his possible return in the near future.  

“The doctor will keep us informed. He’s fine, and I’ve spoken with him a lot to see how he feels. He’s very enthusiastic about coming back and his presence in the dressing room gives us strength and leadership.”

“The team needs him.”

Later Simone paid a tribute to his late friend,

Diego Maradona

, who died last Wednesday.


source: SportMob