Simeone's reaction on hearing what Cristiano thinks of him
Cristiano, Griezmann, Luis Suárez and Pep Guardiola gave their thoughts on El Cholo for the new Amazon Prime Video documentary, 'Living one game at a time'.
Describe Diego Simeone in one word... that was the task of a number of players and coaches who know the Atlético Madrid coach better than most - those who have worked under him, those who have played against him. All for a new documentary about the Argentinean, 'Living one game at a time', produced by Amazon Prime Video.
A man who lives, eats and breathes football, El Cholo is well known for being very demanding with himself and his players - he expects them to give 100% in every game, every training session, be flexible if they are asked to switch to a different position and never, ever give up. That is how he has turned Atleti into winners, and managed to break the duopoly enjoyed by Real Madrid and Barcelona in LaLiga - always, looking no further ahead than the next game - the most important one.
Simeone was surprised by what his contemporaries had to say about him and couldn't help raising a smile at some of the comments.
Cristiano: "It's difficult to describe someone like him in just one word. The only way I can describe him is someone who really loves football, and I like that".
Griezmann: "Commitment... and a real pain! (laughs)".
Luis Suárez: "Unbearable! (laughs) but in a positive way, because he's very intense".
Guardiola: "He looks like he could be hard work, a right pain! Like a hammer which just keeps banging away at you!"