Simeone spoke following Sunday’s 3-2 win against Eibar.
“We have to build the team again. We’re starting over, and many new players are adapting to our philosophy of winning, winning and winning again. There’s a lot of responsibility. It’s not easy to compete when eight players leave and eight new players come in. We have to stay calm, the season is very long,” the Argentine said.
Vitolo claimed to be enjoying his current run of form.
“I didn’t get injured in pre-season and that’s important. I want to be important here and take my chances. I’m very excited,” the Spaniard said.
Thomas Partey analysed the game.
“We suffered at the beginning of the match, but the team never stopped believing. After the second goal, everything went great for us,” our midfieder said.