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Simeone: “We need to beat Bayern”

Cholo Simeone appeared at the press conference prior to Atlético de Madrid-Bayern de Munich corresponding to matchday 5 of the Champions League group stage. The Argentine coach stressed the importance of beating the German team in the Metropolitan.

Atlético de Madrid want to avenge the first leg, in which they lost 4-0 in the Allianz, although more important is the classification for the round of 16 of the maximum continental competition. The rojiblancos need victory to continue depending on themselves and to be able to be in the next round of the Champions League.

Bayern Munich will visit the Metropolitan with a large number of casualties. Hansi Flick has left world-class footballers such as Robert Lewandowski, Manuel Neuer and Leon Goretzka in Germany because they are not 100%. The reigning Champions League champion arrives at the match against Atlético de Madrid with qualification and first place already tied, so they can afford the luxury of using rotations.

Bayern absences

«It is a question for the Bayern coach, why he has the players he will have. We face Bayern Munich and we face a team that plays many competitions and they will see how to compete in every game. We have to play against the next opponent, which is Bayern Munich. From midfield up they have good footballers who are going to be there and have a lot of goals ».

Luis Suarez

«It is clear that the characteristics of Costa or Suárez generate having the striker who can solve situations that the team can cause. Joao, Correa, Carrasco, Saúl, etc. They are soccer players with goals and obviously we have to strengthen the game with the players we have today. We have generated occasions, they will enter one game and not others. You have to try to improve it in training.

A tough rival

«We are following this Champions League with a lot of work and occupation. We know it is an important match, depending on the result of the match between Lokomotiv and Salzburg we can go to the last match with possibilities.

No audience

“We are going through a very difficult time in society, everything that one could choose is not consistent with the moment. It is very clear that we miss the people a lot because this stadium is wonderful. Atlético is stronger with the public. The energy comes to us from another place. Hoping that at some point everything will return to normal, not just football.

Luis Suarez

This virus is strange. Possibly it can give negative tomorrow and can be in conditions. He is training and wants to help the team. We have to wait and see what happens ».

Hopes with Luis Suárez

«I spoke to him yesterday, he felt good, wanting to be with the team. The most important thing is that he is well.

Match between Lokomotiv and Salzburg

“The margin is clear that, after two draws, a defeat and a victory, it is short. We are in need. We need to take the party forward. Whatever the result, we only have one goal for our party.

What does it take to win

“To win you need forcefulness, you have 30% possession or 90%.”