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Simeone: "We are very excited to play this tournament"

Our manager appeared in press conference before the match we will play against Napoli in the Audi Cup.

Diego Pablo Simeone appeared in front of the media in the Audi Cup’s pre-match. Our manager analysed the moment of the season at which the team is for the match against Naples (17:45). "For now, we are at an intermediate stage of the pre-season where the first match was in Mexico. This first match will probably be very important because they are a step ahead and they will let us know us the moment at which we are."

Our coach was proud to be able to participate in the Audi Cup: "As for the presence of Atlético de Madrid in the Audi Cup, it makes us happy, very excited. It is always very exciting to play this type of tournaments. Hopefully, we will do our best."

In addition, Simeone added: "The club is making an important effort keep important football players who are wanted by the best teams in the world. They want to stay in Atlético to continue paving the path that will help us continue growing as a club."

On the other hand, Simeone noted: "Today, I have fondness, a contract and a very strong relationship with Atlético de Madrid, and I intend and have the hope of staying together to continue growing like we have been doing for six years."

Finally, our manager wanted to emphasise one of the basis of Atlético’s philosophy: "Team work as our priority, not individual work. We shall build on it, trying to compete. Because we believe in our work, which is the team."