Simeone rejects ‘fear clause’ talk as focus turns to Villarreal
The Atleti coach spoke with the media this morning ahead of his side’s match up against a Villarreal side with Champions League aspirations.
Atlético Madrid host Villarreal tomorrow evening (20.30 CET) well aware of the threat posed by the Yellow Submarine.
Despite the club’s busy upcoming fixture list, Simeone’s resolute game-by-game approach shows no signs of waning. He said: “We play every game thinking of how important it is. There’s nothing more important this match against Villarreal and we’ll play with the best side we have available.”
Simeone also appeared unconcerned by the issue of loanee Leo Baptistao featuring against his former side. The Brazilian is under contract at the Calderón until 2021 but is eligible to play in tomorrow’s game as Atleti didn’t include a ‘fear clause’ in the loan agreement preventing him from playing against his parent club. “I’m just here to coach. That’s something the club directors take care of.”