Diego Pablo Simeone attended the media in the preview of the league game against Betis, on a day in which Atlético de Madrid has met its Champions League quarter-final rival: RB Leipzig. The Argentine has been cautious and has assured that his team is focused on the Santander League match this Friday.

Euphoria after the Champions draw

In the end, these people are always the same. The one that exaggerates and then discredits. I isolate myself from the extremes. It is a fast team that has a very good attack, in addition to good records in front of goal. He is closing a good season in Germany, but now what interests us most is the match against Betis.

Quarterfinal rival

“Leipzig is the third team in the German League, I hold onto that. He is the one who touched us and we have to solve. The rest are words that serve no one.

New format for the Champions

“We have to adapt to the circumstances, as we had to do in the League. We have to bring out the best.

Starting eleven against Betis

« All the teams we make, we do it to win. Tomorrow, obviously, it will not be an exception, it may be the game that takes us to the Champions League. We will see in training who is better for the game, then we have to capture it on the field.


«It has improved a lot, I really liked it against Levante. They are going to finish the League with calm and that allows him to be with good feelings. He has very good players who can unbalance the squad. They are a team that plays football very well and have already achieved salvation, now they will seek to climb the table. ”


“It was one thing when this new championship started, with so many games in a row after all the time without competing. Within the balance, all but Lemar, Herrera and Saponjic have played. As it takes shape, changes are made later. Sometimes no further changes are necessary. Right now, with recovery days changing from three to four days, we will surely change. ”