Giuseppe Guardiola vs. Diego Simeone, for the Champions League: Pep’s unexpected praise to the Cholo teams and their style of play

Praise on both sides. In this way it began live the preview of one of the duels that will have this Tuesday the Champions quarter-finals. Pep Guardiola, Manchester City coach and Atlético de Madrid’s next rival at that time, assured that there is a “Wrong idea” about Diego Simeone as it is “more offensive than you think”. In addition, the Argentine DT who directs the mattress He also spoke about the merits of the Spanish.

Asked by the press to Pep about Aleti’s defensive style of play, He was decisive with his answer: “I won’t waste a second stupid debates. After watching Atlético (Madrid), I noticed that there is a misunderstanding about their way of playing. Simeone is more offensive than you think “, said the technical director of Citizens in the preview of a match that generates a lot of anticipation in football fans.

Guardiola went out to ban the installed idea that this Tuesday in the first leg of the quarter-finals that will be played at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester they will face “brilliant football against defensive football”, and on this he added: “In a style there are many aspects and it cannot be said that mine it’s the good one and Diego’s is the bad one, “he said.

Pep Guardiola defended Diego Simeone after criticism from the English press and praised Cholo's way of playing
Pep Guardiola defended Diego Simeone after criticism from the English press and praised Cholo’s way of playingOLI SCARFF – AFP

What’s more, the British press criticized the actions of the “Cholo” Simeone team, but Guardiola returned to defend his colleague which he will face for the fourth time in his career and which he has defeated twice: “We have to do the same because this is also part of the game. We have to know how to manage the moments. I won’t judge what they do for a second. We have to focus on what is ours and work to bring a good result to Madrid, ”she concluded.

Guardiola also spoke about the game, the strategy he imagines for Manchester City vs. Atletico Madrid, e sentence on the left with an unmissable explanation: “We will play with 12”, squeeze. “My job would be boring if we always played the same way against opponents who play differently. So, if they think I’ll play the same way against Liverpool and Atlético de Madrid, I don’t like it, I don’t think about it ”.

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola instructs Joao Cancelo in a Premier League match
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola instructs Joao Cancelo in a Premier League matchJon Super – AP

And he continued with his development: “The movements of Liverpool are completely different from those of Atlético de Madrid, mainly because the players are different, so I have to adapt and adapt. That’s why I love to think too much and recreate stupid tactics. For this I intend to take inspiration and prepare an incredible tactic … we will play with 12 ″, he said smiling at the end.

On the other side Congratulations also because Cholo Simeone did not hold back when it came to talking about the manager of the City. And he explained why he admires his team: The effort they have to retrieve the ball, the effort they have to continually propose an offensive game and it is a team that is a pleasure to watch play, ”began the Argentine.

Along the same lines, he continued to speak the virtues that Guardiola has achieved with his coaches: “The truth is that he continually evolves according to the great figures he has, and what he generates and awakens me to see players in the Sterling category, De Bruyne who presses, runs, always active, do not leave any turnovers. And, with that, he gives talent that amount of work that all coaches want “, Hill.

in when to the duel of this Tuesday and what will be the series, Simeone expressed: “The first game is this Tuesday and it is against an opponent who has many tools for the counterattack, to play position, to send crosses, to reach the area with many people, to play long or from your goalkeeper. . We will have to take the game where we believe we can hurt them and then with our characteristics and our way of playing for years we will continue to compete as we want, “he said.

Diego Simeone, Atlético de Madrid manager, gives instructions as he watches Belgian Atlético de Madrid midfielder Yannick Ferreira-Carrasco against Real Valladolid, for the Spanish league
Diego Simeone, Atlético de Madrid manager, gives instructions as he watches Belgian Atlético de Madrid midfielder Yannick Ferreira-Carrasco against Real Valladolid, for the Spanish leagueCESAR MANSO / AFP – AFP

For this match, both teams arrive in good shape. The Citizens are experiencing an impeccable season from the game and the results: Premier League leaders where On Saturday they defeated Burnley 2-0. In addition, they are in the FA Cup semi-finals and will face Liverpool on April 16.

From the part of Aleti, arrives in a remarkable comeback in the League. It comes from beating Alavés 4 to 1 and has five wins in a row. He is in fourth place in the standings with 57 points, the same as Barcelona and Seville, which exceed him by goal difference. Also, he hasn’t lost since February 16.

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