Sat 30 July 2022 | 12:46

How Simeone reminded Trippier he wanted to win La Liga with Atletico

With Trippier a key part of Simeone’s new 3-5-2 system, Atletico their second La Liga title of the 21st century, and still after 6 months since leaving Madrid for Newcastle, the right-back continues to spread the word about Diego Simeone in England.

Kieran Trippier

, an ex-Atletico Madrid player, said he had a great time working under Diego Simeone in the Spanish city. Trippier joined

Atletico Madrid

from Tottenham Hotspur in 2019 and spent two and a half seasons in La Liga before joining Newcastle United at the start of the season.

Trippier said he would love to see Simeone manage in the Premier League one day. He told the


: “One-to-one, the night before we went for the title against Valladolid he pulled me in. He showed me a video of when I signed, the press conference, where I said what I wanted to achieve with Atletico Madrid. I said that day I wanted to win the title. He remembered that and wanted to remind me.”


“That moment spurred me on against Valladolid in that decisive last game, and we won it. Little details like that get the extra percentage out of players. He is very clever.”

Thanks to Trippier's key role in Simeone's 3-5-2 system, Atletico Madrid won the title that year and cemented Trippier’s place in the hearts of Los Rojiblancos forever. However, it would be unlikely for


to leave Atletico any time soon as the club and the Argentine are so closely linked in their identity at this point.



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source: Daily Mirror

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