‘Simeone Deserves A Statue In His Honour’ – Ex-Atleti Star Maxi Rodriguez
Former Atletico Madrid winger Maxi Rodriguez has claimed that boss Diego Simone deserves a statue in hi honour at the club.
Simeone took charge of the club in 2011 and has transformed Atleti into a European powerhouse.
The Argentine led the Los Rojiblancos to a famous La Liga title win in 2013/14 season, while also guiding the team to two Champions League finals.
“Simeone deserves a statue in his honour,” the 35-year-old, who played at Vicente Calderon between 2005 and 2010, told reporters.
“When I was at Atletico, we lacked quality, but a few years ago with Cholo, there has been a great jump in quality. Years ago, it was always a good team, that’s for sure. But during my time, it was a sleeping giant.”
“It is difficult to compete with these clubs, but the team set up by El Cholo has already become a La Liga champion and reached two Champions League finals, which is far from easy.”
“Simeone is an intelligent, capable and motivational coach. I had the chance to share a few training sessions with him and he has always been the same.”
“For him, it’s not a job, it’s a lifestyle.”