Diego Simeone makes one of the wildest post-match comments after win against Chelsea
Following Atletico Madrid’s 3-1 away win over Chelsea in the second leg of the UEFA Champions League semi-final, manager Diego Simeone ended his post-match press conference with quite an unexpected remark.
“I want to congratulate the mothers of these players, because they gave them big bollocks to play like this,” he told reporters via his translator.
Simeone is already a fan favorite, and has been gaining a lot of fame for his work with Atletico Madrid this season. The Rojiblancos are on pole position in the domestic league table with four points ahead of second-placed Barcelona and 6 ahead of Real Madrid who have a match in hand.
Simeone ends press conference: “I want to congratulate the mothers of these players, because they gave them big bollox to play like this.”
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Atletico Madrid last made it into a European Cup final 40 years ago, where they eventually lost to Bayern Munich 4-0.
When asked about Atletico’s chances of securing their first La Liga trophy since 1996, Simeone said, “I don’t think it’s the right time to think about that or talk about that,” said the 44-year-old, who had two spells at Atletico as a player.”
“Right now I’m just focusing on our next game against Levante. I just want to congratulate the players and the staff at the club, because without their hard work we wouldn’t be here.”
It was Chelsea who took the lead first from a goal from Fernando Torres, however, Diego Simeone was the manager who eventually triumphed after goals from Adrian Lopez, Diego Costa and Arda Turan secured Atletico Madrid their first UEFA Champions League final for the first time in their history.
When asked about his Mourinho-esque goal celebration, Simeone said, “I have let myself go after the third goal because of the responsibility,because of fighting against the money power of the rivals.”