UCL: Atletico boss Simeone reveals what matters against Leipzig

first_img Promoted ContentWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Couples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesPortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D Graffiti2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By Odeith7 Train Stations In The World You Wish To Stay At Longer40 Child Stars Who Look Incredibly Gorgeous As Adults5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More The Argentine was speaking ahead of his side’s Champions League quarter-final clash against RB Leipzig on Thursday night. They are now into the last eight of the competition for the first time in three seasons and will be favourites to oust the Bundesliga side, who are in the knockout stages of the tournament for the first time in their history.Simeone adapts his philosophy as one which is not shared by many football purists, and he is not afraid to be the ultimate pragmatist; mixing up his tactics in order to find the best solution for his side winning the game.“The game will be important against a strong rival and a fantastic coach,” Simeone told reporters, when asked about RB Leipzig.“They change positions continuously and attack a lot. Their numbers show what they are. For that, I have a lot of respect. You have to understand that winning is not the important thing, but indeed it is the only thing there is. Loading… Simeone has twice guided the club to the final of the Champions League, in 2014 and 2016, but lost both showpiece clashes to their city rivals Real Madrid. Read Also: Wenger turns down Barca job after talks to replace Setien“The victory against Liverpool is no longer a reference because the enthusiasm has already passed through time. It is now very far away.”The winners of this last eight tie will meet Paris Saint-Germain in the semi-final.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone has reiterated his belief that winning is the only thing that matters in football.Advertisementlast_img read more

Eyes on Rio… Bolt pulls out of Brussels Diamond League

first_imgBRUSSELS (AP):With three more gold medals in the bag and his superiority proven beyond doubt, Usain Bolt declared his season over yesterday.The Jamaican pulled outof Friday’s Van Damme Memorial, unwilling to risk any injury problems that might compromise his preparations for next year’s Rio de Janeiro Games, where he will seek a third Olympic sprint treble in a row.”I am already thinking about next year and the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio,” he said in a statement.After winning three gold medals at the World Cham-pionships in Beijing, Bolt was supposed to focus on the season’s top time in the 200m at the Diamond League meet in Brussels. The King Baudouin Stadium has extra-wide curves that half-lap racers love, and Bolt has never profited fully from the track facilities. Friday would have been the ideal opportunity.Bolt has the world record of 19.19 seconds, but his best time at the Van Damme only stands at 19.57. In comparison, his teammate, Yohan Blake, ran the second-fastest half lap there by clocking 19.26.But after two seasons of injuries and a drawn-out recovery, Bolt now knows the preparations for a big event like the Olympics starts a year in advance. The 29-year-old Bolt said in a statement he was “happy to end the season without any injuries and ready to go for 2016”.And Brussels meet organiser Wilfried Meert said in a statement that “Bolt felt tired after Beijing and also was troubled by his left leg, with a pain radiating from his hip”.Bolt beat Justin Gatlin both in the 100 and 200 metres in Beijing, before anchoring Jamaica to gold in the 4x100m relay.With Bolt a no-show, Gatlin will now run both sprints in Brussels.last_img read more