Diego Simeone: The game against Real Valladolid is a final

Speaking to the press ahead of Atlético Madrid’s match against Real Valladolid on Saturday, head coach Diego Simeone gave his thoughts with his team one win away from the LaLiga title.

Real Valladolid are playing for their lives, does that complicate the fixture?

We know that anything is possible. Obviously, Valladolid’s needs are different from ours, but they have an important objective. The game is a final.

How will you follow the Real Madrid-Villarreal game?

Like I have all season. We always try to be focused on our own matches.

When things were going worse, you said that you were “delighted”. How are you feeling now?

It’s a really long season. There are two teams fighting for the LaLiga title, three down the bottom for survival and three for the Europa League. That’s the way it is in LaLiga, game by game you have to give your best and hope for the best at the end of the season.

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