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Were Chelsea and Jose taught a valuable lesson against Atletico?

Date: 1st May 2014 at 6:54pm
Written by Thomas Hallett

At the end of his post-match press conference on Wednesday night, Diego Simeone signed off by thanking the mothers of all his players, citing their bravery in taking Atletico Madrid past Chelsea and into the final of the Champions League. How many supporters are thanking the mother of Simeone for gifting them this incredible run of success? Think about where this team were before Simeone’s arrival in December 2011. Yes, they had won the Europa League under Quique Sanchez Flores in 2010, but the club were in disarray, financially crippled and without leadership, either on the field or off. Following that European triumph, Gregorio Manzano came in for a short period, seeing the team to a 10th place position ahead of his dismissal in December and a Copa Del Rey elimination at the hands of Albacete, a team from Spain’s third tier. Simeone has turned a ... Read More


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