Atletico Madrid celebrate Simeone two hundred and fifty win

Football 14 January 2019 00:49 GMT

Diego Simeone was pleased with his side’s win as he marked his 250th win for Atletico Madrid with after seeing off Levante thanks to an Antoine Griezmann penalty against Levante who have launched an appeal.

Simeone speaking after the game labelled the performance the best this season.

“If it wasn’t the best game, it was one of the best alongside the game against Borussia Dortmund,” he declared.

“Above all, because we always went looking for the rival with high pressure.

“There was the disallowed goal, the injury to [Stefan] Savic and we reset ourselves.

“In the second half it was the same against a great opposition.”

He was keen to praise the players for their displays, as was clear as he dashed onto the pitch at the end of the game.

“It was because I felt the need to go and hug them,” the Argentinian explained.

“When some guys give you everything like they did today, it makes me emotional.

“Today I wanted to go and hug them because they made a great [collective] effort.”

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