5) He is a firm believer in shaping one’s destiny
The Argentinian coach does not leave much to chance. His approach is such that all possibilities in a game are taken care of. It has been drilled into his players to know the exact position they need to be in. Atletico pride themselves on organisation and discipline while playing.
Simeone is of the opinion that, “I don’t believe much in luck. I believe more in work, in convincing, in stubbornness, and in capacity.”
Even though their style might not be the most aesthetically appealing, Atletico personify the values closest to Simeone. They might not be the most talented group of players but under Simeone’s management, they have been inspired and motivated to such an extent that they overachieve.
Without El Cholo’s guidance, they would be nowhere close to competing with the likes of Real Madrid and Barcelona in La Liga, let alone the Champions League. Atletico may not have individuals like Neymar and Ronaldo but what has been instilled in them by Simeone is a will to win and motivation levels which are second to none.