Coach Simeone, who caught Manchester City, said, “He showed his will and passion as the best team in the world.”
Diego Simeone, head coach of Atletico Madrid (Spain), who caught Manchester City (England), the strongest team in Europe, expressed satisfaction.
AT Madrid beat Manchester City 2-1 in the second round of the Coupang Play Series at Seoul World Cup Stadium on the 30th.
AT Madrid, which lost 2-3 in Game 1 of the Coupang Play Series against Team K League (K League All-Star) on the 27th, succeeded in recovering its pride by catching Manchester City.
The game was originally scheduled to start at 8 p.m., but it started at 8:40 p.m. due to heavy rain before the kickoff. However, the heat of 64,185 people filling the stadium was hotter than ever.
After the game, coach Simeone said, “Thank you for waiting even though the weather conditions were bad,” adding, “Thank you for wearing AT Madrid’s uniform.” “It will serve as a foundation for the Asian growth market in the future,” he said.
AT Madrid, which lost the team’s K-League match, had a different result on the day. AT Madrid, which blocked Manchester City’s wave offensive in the first half, scored two goals using a substitute card in the second half.
Simeone smiled when asked about what he had gained from two games. “The players played seriously and showed their passion and will against the world’s best team,” he said adding, “It’s a friendly game, so it doesn’t mean much, but we’ll be able to show everything about us when we start the league.”
“In the last game, I was good in the first half and fell in the second half, and I got better in this part,” he said. “The players who entered the second half showed their passion.” It is a necessary part to become a strong team in the future, he added.
Simeone gave his thumbs up to the team’s ace Antoine Griezmann. Griezmann caught the eye with his hot fan service by waving at fans and throwing uniforms.
“Griezmann is a good player in human terms,” he said, adding, “He has the appearance to be praised on the soccer field.” He also showed joy (for the fans) on the ground,” he said. 토토사이트
Simeone, who played the pre-season in Korea for nearly a week, also thanked domestic fans. “There was respect and order for citizens in Korea,” he said. “There were some difficulties due to traffic congestion, but I appreciate it overall.”
Meanwhile, Manchester City did not attend interviews and press conferences scheduled after the game due to rain.
Coupang Play said, “Man City’s departure schedule forced us to cancel it. “We ask for your understanding.”