Simeone Reveals Secret Behind Atletico Madrid’s Europa League Success

By Godwin Aikigbe

Atletico Madrid manager, Diego Diego Simeone has hinged their UEFA Champions League triumph on constant communion with his players.

The Argentine spoke to the press following their 3-0 win over Olympique Marseille in the final at the Stade de Lyon on Wednesday night.

“We’re very happy. We’ve been working very well these past years,” he said. “We’ve always said the best way to get back to winning ways is by insisting,” the ex Argentina striker was quoted as saying on the club’s official website on Thursday.

“The coaching staff members have been lucky enough to find very strong men and footballers who have been improving year after year. I have a great communion with my players and I can be at home or in the hotel but they will still play the same way,” he added.

It was the sixth time Simeone led the team to a trophy, thus equaling Luis Aragonés’ haul.

Simeone has won two Europa Leagues, one UEFA Super Cup, one Copa del Rey, one LaLiga and one Spanish Super Cup. He took over our side back in late 2012 and has since then become the club’s most successful  manager.

On the other hand, Aragonés led the side to one LaLiga, three Copas del Rey, one Spanish Super Cup and one Intercontinental Cup.

Both managers are the most successful the club have ever had.