Diego Simeone was left elated after celebrating a 250th win as supervisor in Atletico Madrid’s 1-Zero victory over Levante on Sunday.
Following a irritating opening hour, during which they misplaced defender Stefan Savic to damage in addition to having a purpose disallowed, Antoine Griezmann’s second half penalty claimed an important three factors to maintain the tempo on leaders Barcelona – while extending the Los Rojiblancos unbeaten league run to 16 video games.
After seeing his facet shut in on most factors, the Argentine could not cover his feelings on the full time whistle.
Talking publish match as quoted by Marca, Simeone mentioned: “Right now I needed to go and hug them as a result of they made an ideal collective effort. When some guys offer you the whole lot like they did as we speak, it makes me emotional.
“It was certainly one of our greatest shows this season, together with (the 2-Zero win over) Borussia Dortmund. We all the time have been trying to take the sport to our opponents and stored urgent excessive. We needed to overcome the dominated out purpose and Savic’s damage and we reset ourselves, in opposition to an excellent crew.”
Forward of a important interval for Atletico that sees them play league rivals Real Madrid and Juventus within the Champions League in February, Simeone was significantly delighted with the performances of a few of his fringe gamers, together with winger Vitolo.
The Spaniard has had restricted enjoying time following a collection of accidents however proved a relentless menace all through – notably enjoying a hand within the sport’s decisive purpose.
He added: “Vitolo got here with the correct enthusiasm and optimism to have the ability to carry out. The coach and accidents did not have an effect on him; he continued working and dealing to enhance and the coach goes off that, I haven’t got to compromise with anybody.
“He gave us a break in the course of the pitch going ahead which solely Griezmann does; he gave us many options. When he performs properly, he supplies a whole lot of possibilities.
“Let’s hope he finds consistency and stays robust for what’s forward.”