According to the latest football news in England at the moment, Liverpool is almost unstoppable. However, going to the continental arena, everything will probably not be easy for teachers and coach Jurgen Klopp. Atletico Madrid is in decline this season but with the nature of the knockout series, anything can happen.
Simeone – Recent Situation
In the summer of 2019, Atletico Madrid parted with important players, some of whom also shaped their identities during the Diego Simeone dynasty such as Diego Godin, Antoine Griezmann, Juanfran, Filipe Luis, etc. In the opposite direction, they brought in notable signings including Marcos Llorente from Real Madrid, Hector Herrera from Porto, Kieran Trippier from Tottenham Hotspur, Yannick Carrasco returned from China and especially Joao Felix with money. green.
However, after 3 wins in the first 3 rounds in La Liga, they lost to Real Sociedad in the next round. And from here, Atletico Madrid began a period of decline with draws and sometimes losing. 16 goals lost after 24 rounds (at least La Liga) is a defensive achievement for Simeone teachers and students but the attack is really a problem when they have only 25 goals (ranked 12th out of 20 in La Liga).
Griezmann’s arrival to Barcelona left a huge gap in the attack while Joao Felix – who directly replaced the French striker’s position – could not fill that gap. Share on Ziggo Sport not long ago, former player Rafael van der Vaart even said that the young Portuguese striker chose the wrong club.
Is Joao Felix the only hope?
“Joao Felix is an excellent player but he’s at the wrong club and choosing the wrong coach. Joao needs a different style of playing to stand out, he needs to have the ball in his feet to keep pace while Simeone‘s teams don’t play control, ”former Ajax and Real Madrid midfielder said.
Not to mention Felix is injured, besides Diego Costa and Trippier. Atletico Madrid is in the most difficult and difficult period for nearly 10 years led by El Cholo, the same time they had a change of blood. The Gazzetta dello Sport newspaper had a “storm” because it compared Simeone with the revolutionary Che Guevara on the front page with the title “Marshal Simeone ‘Cholismo” when he led his team to defeat Pep Guardiola’s Bayern Munich in the Champions League. – A person representing the opposing football school. However, when the people who make the brand of the “Cholismo” philosophy leave, they are forced to adapt to change.
On The Guardian- the latest football news article, journalist Jonathan Wilson said that Atletico Madrid’s transfer activities in the past two seasons show that they are gradually giving up the image of a shaggy team to play more open and attractive football. but only they make Los Rojiblancos gradually lose their identity and can not reach the smoothness as before.
Meanwhile, Liverpool is in the opposite polar opposite. Jurgen Klopp’s teachers and students are reaching the peak of their level of excitement and understanding. In deadlock times, Liverpool still has stars who can speak in time. Coach Simeone said during a press conference before the match between the two teams that this Liverpool squad will go down in history because they are completely different, led by a different coach and have different options from the rest. again. With the number of “Red Brigade” in the Premier League, with the distance they have created with the rest and the style maintained from last season, the remarks of the Argentinian leader are not wrong.
Atletico Madrid midfielder Saul Niguez also expressed admiration for his opponent in an interview and latest football news and on The Guardian: “They have ‘hunting dogs’ in the middle of the yard, who can run and put pressure on the opponent. They run not merely run, they do unusual things, look confused but organized, have clear tasks.
If someone moves in, you think, ‘This is crazy, why is he here?’. But someone else knows and goes there. Klopp responded to the latest football news article that they played with their hearts but it was actually planned. One person pressures insanely and others follow. It’s hard to escape when they come to your place like that. Incredible. They put pressure like beasts, they understood that even when counterattacked, there would be 7 people running like crazy to return.
Liverpool is very comprehensive, an excellent team in every position. However, they have the most difficulty when you play backward because they are very good at converting. I watched them play against Norwich and without Mane’s phenomenal control they would not have won.
They have won a lot of matches that could have been draws or losses, which tells you their inner strength. It is not luck but dedication, sacrifice, even losing the ball in any situation will not give up. ”
And the upcoming match will be very attractive to the competition on the training bench. If there is a vote to select the two most emotional coaches among the top European clubs at the present time, it is certainly indispensable for both Jurgen Klopp and Diego Simeone in the candidate list. Both are the flames always burning on the border, the eternal energy to boost the team spirit.
The fire of both strategists is reflected in the play, Klopp’s Liverpool is a tireless team and Atletico Madrid for nearly a decade are shaggy, thorny and brave warriors. Last season, El Cholo was even controversial with a celebration that brought both hands down to the ground and towards the Juventus fans. That action is controversial and may not be beautiful but still the “crazy” substance that Simeone has shown in the past 9 years at Atletico Madrid. Klopp was the teacher of hugs and punches and Simeone was the marshal of the indomitable Atletico army.
In England at the moment, on the latest football news is Liverpool is almost unstoppable. However, going to the continental arena, everything will probably not be easy for teachers and coach Jurgen Klopp. Atletico Madrid is in decline this season but with the nature of the knockout series, anything can happen.