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5 quotes which prove Diego Simeone is the most inspirational manager

  • Diego Simeone has led Atletico to the cusp of greatness in the Champions League, we look at what makes him such an inspirational figure.
Deevya Mulani
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Modified 28 Apr 2016, 18:56 IST

4) Simeone believes working hard will lead to victory

Atleti win Copa Del Rey
Simeone celebrates the fruits of his hard work, winning the Copa Del Rey in 2013

The Atletico Madrid manager explains the secret to his winning philosophy as,”Atlético are about passion, hard work, humility.” 

The above qualities personify Simeone as a coach and player. He is known to be relentless in training, demanding as much commitment in training as he would expect from his players on match-day.

There is no space for pride in Simeone’s team. He explains the need to have the humility to put the team above the individual saying, “I don’t want players who want to be the main characters. If you don’t give it your all and I can feel it, someone else will take your place. Nothing is guaranteed, and if you fall asleep, you’re out.

His team, Atletico have personified those qualities since he has taken over. The players seem to put their lives on the line to win, taking full blooded shots on their bodies, fighting for their teammates and executing difficult defensive plans to perfection.

Published 28 Apr 2016, 18:36 IST
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