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Simeone Calm on UCL Quarterfinals Opponent

  • Reuters, Wednesday, March 12, 2014 4:34 PM
Diego Simeone said he is only focused on his team and does not care who Atletico Madrid faces when the UEFA Champions League quarterfinal draw takes place on March 21.

"There will be seven top teams and one humble one which will irritate," the Argentine told a news conference following his team’s clinical 4-1 win against AC Milan at the Vicente Calderon in the second game of Atletico’s two-game round of 16 series against the Italian giant. Simeone’s men comfortably won the series, 5-1, after winning the first game, 1-0, in Milan last month.

"I am happy because I have a group of men who play soccer in an extraordinary way and who have enormous passion for the game," the 43-year-old said. "Let's see who our opponent is, I don't care if it's another Spanish team. Remain calm and recuperate well."

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