Saturday, October 23

Diego Simeone unleashes strong criticism of the rival of the League Barcelona

'Did you lose Messi?  We never had Messi ';  Diego Simeone points to the rivals of Barcelona

Simeone with hard justification in criticizing Barcelona

Head of Atlético de Madrid Diego Simeone He unleashed harsh criticism in the management of La Liga rival Barcelona when speaking with Mariano Dayan de Olé.

the Mattresses The manager, who has had great success in the Spanish capital in almost a decade of service with Atléti, has won eight silver medals for the Wanda Metropolitano team and reached the final of the Champions League twice.

'Did you lose Messi?  We never had Messi ';  Diego Simeone points to the rivals of Barcelona

MADRID, SPAIN – DECEMBER 02: Coach Diego Pablo Simeone of Atlético de Madrid cheers the audience during the La Liga match between Club Atlético de Madrid and Real Sociedad de Fútbol at Wanda Metropolitano Stadium on December 2, 2017 In Madrid Spain. (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno / Getty Images)

Simeone’s harsh words to one of Atléti’s main domestic rivals surrounded the departure of club legend Lionel Messi and the resulting struggles the Catalan giants have gone through this season on the pitch;

“Doesn’t Barça have Messi? Look at your team. Sergi Roberto, Dest, Piqué, Lenglet, Araujo, Alba, Balde -17 years old, Pedri, Gavi, did you see him against Italy?, Dembélé, Agüero, Ansu, De Jong, Memphis, Coutinho… Did you lose Messi? We never had Messi. No, don’t give me excuses.

Umtiti is a good player, it can be said that he is going through a bad time. The same thing happens to Lenglet. He is an incredibly important center-back. Look at how good it was before, important in multiple league titles. Come on man.”

No Messi is an excuse to stutter Barça

Two defeats to start the group stage of the Champions League is not what Barcelona would have wished for in the first months of an era without Lionel Messi.

Barça, which currently occupies ninth place in La Liga and is already 5 points behind the pace set by both Madrid clubs and Real Sociedad, only exacerbates the problems at the Camp Nou.

'Did you lose Messi?  We never had Messi ';  Diego Simeone points to the rivals of Barcelona

CÁDIZ, SPAIN – SEPTEMBER 23: Ronald Koeman, coach of FC Barcelona, ​​looks on before the Spanish league, La Liga Santander, soccer match played between Cádiz CF and FC Barcelona at Nuevo Mirandilla stadium on September 23, 2021 , in Cádiz, Spain. (Photo by Joaquin Corchero / Europa Press via Getty Images)

With Ronald Koeman Still hanging somehow by a thread in his current position in the Catalan capital, it is hard to say that Simeone is wrong in his assessment of the situation at Barça.

Despite Messi now exercising his trade in the city of lights, the club still has a very capable first-team squad with a cadre of highly talented players in their prime, as well as budding youngsters commanded by a contingent of veterans of great experience.

Barcelona should be performing well above their current level despite the loss of Messi, and that fact rests solely on the feet of Koeman who, as Simeone so aptly put it, has no viable excuses to use.

As both clubs re-enter La Liga next weekend, Simeone has the opportunity to open an 8-point gap between the two clubs, as Barça will face difficult Valencia, while Atléti have a more favorable match. against Granada threatened by decline. .

If Simeone puts his money where his mouth is, things will go from desperate to disastrous in a rush to Azulgranas all over the world.

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