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Diego Simeone: 115 Million Euros On the Bench

Diego Simeone

Atletico Madrid has been hit hard by the start of the Spanish league title with a 2-0 defeat at Celta Vigo in one of the worst matches under coach Diego Simeone.

Atletico, who started the season with a 4-2 win over Real Madrid’s European super-rivals, is clearly aware that he has not scored a goal on the entire game for the first time since 2013.

Simeone is responsible for failing because of his choices for the squad after sitting player on the bench, valued at 115 million euros, such as Thomas Lemar, Nikola Kalinic, Santiago Arias and Gelson Martinez.

Lemar played a key role in the previous three games, including the European super. He was featured as a substitute, but he sat in the Celta Stadium and was delayed until 55 minutes after the score failure. In the absence of Juanfran, Simeone relied on Savic as a backstop instead of Arias. A red card in the 70th minute made it easy to beat Celta.

Croatian striker Kalinic made his first appearance with Atletico in the second half but the conditions of the game did not serve him and it was better to push Rodrigo or Gilson, who remained on the bench.

Diego Simeone admitted that his team needed the defeat as an early warning to rearrange their cards if they wanted to compete Barcelona and Real Madrid seriously for the title of Liga, Without being satisfied with the second or third position.

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