Simeone shows roadmap for post-lockdown Atlético - football

Simeone shows roadmap for post-lockdown Atlético



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Los Rojiblancos roared out of the gates as LaLiga returned to action. What he ? and the club ? might do next will be fascinating. Diego Simeone has turned Atlético Madrid into a European powerhouse over the last 10 years. The most important thing he has done in achieving this status is reducing the team?s volatility from performance to performance. Gone are the days when Atlético might be fighting relegation after a season when they were fighting to play in Europe. A down year now is one when Atlético finish fourth instead of second. Simeone guides Atlético to a certain level, and that?s something the decision-makers at the club can build a strategy around.
The strategy Atlético have built based off Simeone?s success ? basically, spending a lot of money to remain competitive ? means any dip in performance might mean the dismantling of that strategy. Atlético have stabilised but stopped growing, never stretching themselves to burst through the ceiling imposed by their own defensive, physical style. Their displays prior to the coronavirus lockdown meant once football returned, they would have to obliterate that ceiling and make a sprint for the finish line to ensure they finished in the top four. They sat sixth back in May when LaLiga was suspended, coming off three draws in four games.
They had nothing to lose returning from the coronavirus break. The good vibes created at Anfield carried into the lockdown an...
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