Possibly having Sevilla in mind and what happened to the Andalusian side in the return leg at Leicester, having beaten them 2-1 at Sanchez Pizjuan, Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone seemed reluctant to take anything for granted after his team’s 1-0 win over Leicester last night.
It’s all still to play for. We live from game to game. First we have to face well the match on Saturday [at home to Osasuna in the Spanish Championship] and then the Champions League tie is at 50-50. I don’t think anyone we work with feels we are already in the semi-finals
the Argentine coach told reporters after the match at Vicente Calderon, admitting that he is looking forward to visiting Leicester, because of the atmosphere at English stadiums.
We expect a fantastic night of football at Leicester. The English atmosphere, the fans on top of the pitch, it will be a pure football night
Simeone said. Last, when asked to comment on Antoine Griezmann, his team’s most influential player last night (and not only), he was, as expected, full of praise, saying
He is very complete. You do not know what position he plays in. He works in midfield, assists like a number 10 and finishes line a number nine. He is a player that knows this season finale is an important moment for him and he is assuming responsibility with the status he has.