Atletico Madrid forward, Antoine Griezmann, says his side’s 4-2 win over Real Madrid to win the UEFA Super Cup on Wednesday vindicates his decision to reject a move to FC Barcelona.
Simeone is suspended from the touchline for the match after being sent off in the UEFA Europa League semi-final match against Arsenal.
Atletico Madrid coach, Diego Simeone, on Thursday heaped praise on an inexperienced squad shorn of key players still resting from their 2018 FIFA World Cup exploits.
Adepoju made the assertion on Thursday while reflecting on the international friendly match, tagged GOtv MAX Cup organised by MultiChoice for the teams in Uyo, Akwa Ibom.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the Eagles team B lost 2-3 to the 2018 Europa League Cup winners on Tuesday.
Atletico have been linked with a move for their former striker in recent weeks, with Antoine Griezmann set to depart in the summer
Torres, who scored both Atletico goals on Sunday in the 2-2 draw with Eibar in their last LaLiga match of the season, is a club legend, having been named captain of the LaLiga giants at the age of 17, the youngest ever.
With the Europa League semi-final first leg match at Arsenal on Thursday in mind, Simeone rotated key players and Betis tried to take advantage
“Barca are an important rival and they are certainly the best team in the world, but what better for us to be able to face the best in the world? I find that very exciting,” said Simeone
He also possesses the emotional intelligence and, importantly, humour necessary to connect with today's super-rich young footballers
The visitors somehow managed to weather the remainder of the early storm and settle into their usual rhythm, driving Atlético back towards their own goal