Simeone warns against “highlighting only Vinicius” in the Madrid derby
Real Madrid and Atletico will face each other in the Copa del Rey quarter-final, with the Argentine coach warning the Rojiblancos against using all their focus on Madrid's Brazilian talisman.
is enjoying an outstanding campaign, providing 11 goals and five assists across all competitions this season. However,Diego Simeone
warns Atletico against highlighting one player out ofReal Madrid
's many stars.
They have very important footballers, highlighting just one falls short,"
he said at Wednesday's pre-match press conference.
"We think of Real Madrid as a team, they have a lot of very good tools to compete, we'll try to take the game where we feel most comfortable to hurt them.
"They're a competitive team, and when they decide to compete, they do very well. We must show our strength, enthusiasm and desire to play an important game."
has revived their hopes with an outstanding run after the World Cup break, winning five of their seven games.
I see us better since we returned from the World Cup, with more offensive options to create danger and working very well as a group,
" he said.
"I see the group as committed and enthusiastic, and we are going to play an important game, a tie against a very strong team with a coach that I greatly admire."
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