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Diego Simeone insisted that he “had no problem” with Atlético de Madrid’s move to Bucharest at home in the Champions League against Chelsea.
The first leg of the knockout round of 16 will be played at the Arena Nationala on February 23 due to coronavirus restrictions.
Atlético coach Simeone had no complaints and said his team was ready to play anywhere.
“I do not think it is important to give an opinion because the opinion that we could say will not influence reality. And as we are living a complex moment worldwide, from the social point of view, it is already difficult to compete and do our job, “he said at a press conference.
“We will prepare and enjoy what we have. To play anywhere, anytime, any day they want.
“There is no problem.”
Atlético is five points ahead of LaLiga and has played two games less than second-placed Real Madrid.
They are undefeated in their last 20 LaLiga games (15 wins and five draws) against Granada, whom they visit on Saturday.
Touchdown in Granada
– Atlético de Madrid (@atletienglish) February 12, 2021
Simeone has managed 14 LaLiga games against Granada without defeat. Only against Getafe (16) has he achieved more in the competition without defeat.
But Simeone is suspicious of Granada, who are eighth in the table and have only lost two of their 11 LaLiga games at home this season.
“We play against Granada and the only thing that keeps us busy is solving this game. Granada is a team that does very well in their stadium, ”he said.
“They compete really well as everyone could see in the Copa del Rey and the Europa League. It is a combative team and its coach has very clear ideas. You can play with different systems. That’s what keeps us busy today. “