ATLETICO MADRID

Gio Simeone: “My dad is very happy at Atletico Madrid”

In an interview with the BBC, the Genoa striker attempted to play down his earlier statement that he hoped his father would manage Inter Milan soon
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Gio (arriba), con Ocampos.

It hasn't been long since Gio Simeone made claims that he hoped his father would coach Inter Milan one day and that he hoped that day was sooner rather than later. Diego Simeone himself has not been shy about linking himself to the club and said recently that "I'll coach Inter one day, it's hardly front page news"

Yesterday, in an interview with the BBC, Gio explained his comments and played down his statement, saying "My dad is very happy at Atletico Madrid and Inter Milan have a very good coach in Stefano Pioli."

This comes on the back of Pioli saying he was not offended by Simeone's desire to coach the team he is currently managing.

Diego Simeone during Atletico Madrid training.

Diego Simeone during Atletico Madrid training.

Lessons from Diego Simeone

Gio went on to talk about the lessons his Father taught him growing up. "The first lesson my Dad taught me was that effort is not negotiable. The future depends solely on one person, on your work ethic and effort. My Father always told me to pay attention to the way Radamel Falcao moves." 

His trainer, along with his Father, is Genoa's manager, Ivan Juric. He compares the youngster with Cholo, "They have the same eyes as a tiger. They are the same, the same intensity and determination. They have lots of guts."