Atletico Madrid have had one of their most successful eras under Diego Simeone.
Diego Simeone praised the performance of his players after his side's 2-0 win overElche
on Wednesday, which was Atletico's 400th win under Simeone in La Liga.
secured their place in the Champions League next season with an important victory against Elche yesterday, and with the goals ofMatheus Cunha
and Rodrigo de Paul, they increased their difference with Real Betis to 6 points. Simeone has been in charge of the club for 11 years and has led his team to win the La Liga, Euroleague, UEFA Super Cup and Copa del Rey titles, as well as reaching the Champions League final twice. After the game, Simeone praised the performance of his players and thanked the club their support.
"It's an important moment because if it weren't for all the players who have passed through the club it would be impossible," he said post-match. "I am grateful and lucky because the club has always supported me. The back and forth is there, but I thank all the players that were here over this time and allowed me to have this possibility.
"I'm happy for the players, who had an irregular season. We competed very well in the Champions League and in LaLiga we couldn't maintain regularity.
"The goal has already arrived. Deserved, we worked hard and that makes us return to the Champions League for another year. This is very important for the club."
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