Simeone: I didn't tell Morata to join me at Atletico

Atletico Madrid play Eibar before their second leg semi-final against Real Madrid and Simeone answers questions about Morata, Juanfran and Morata at his pre-match press conference
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Simeone en rueda de prensa.

Diego Simeone faced the press on Friday morning with the visit of Eibar on Saturday at 16:45 CET looming. There was plenty to discuss regarding Tuesday night, however, with even more questions about this coming Wednesday to be broached.

Atletico's right-back situation has already reach crisis point but Simeone says, "Juanfran is getting better, developing well from his injury. Tomorrow I will not call him but I think he will be available on Wednesday.

Simeone says he was joking with Morata when he asked him to join him at Atletico, "I didn't say that, I just made a joke when he passed me."

With Stefan Savic out, "Lucas will play in the centre and we are looking at who is the best option, one of the youth players or one of the stars."

Simeone also said he was not focused on anything other than the game tomorrow and over the next couple of weeks when asked about Lacazette.

The Argentine also said, "we are not Madrid, Barcelona of Bayern, the best teams in the world. The club has grown over the last eight years and the two before we got here. They have obviously been six extraordinary years, the best in the history of the club. There is very little time to get closer to these giants but the only way is to continue working like we have been for the last eight years.

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3Atlético 71 21 8 6
4Sevilla 68 20 8 7
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