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Friday January 5 2018
Simeone: 'Viola belief paid off'

Giovanni Simeone believes Fiorentina “hard work and belief paid off” with a late equaliser against Inter. “A defeat would’ve been unfair.”

The son of former Nerazzurri icon Diego Simeone scored in stoppages to cancel out a Mauro Icardi strike in tonight’s 1-1 draw.

“You must always believe, as when you push to the end, you can find a way through eventually,” Cholito told Mediaset Premium and Sky Sport Italia.

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Wednesday January 3 2018
Simeone: ‘Inter not in crisis’

Giovanni Simeone doesn’t think Inter are going through a crisis, and promises his father Diego will be their Coach “one day”.

The Fiorentina striker will face the Nerazzurri this weekend in the final match before the winter break, and the youngster is expecting a tough match.

“I don’t think they’re in difficulty,” Simeone warned, speaking to Premium Sport.

“Inter are a very strong team and have a great striker in Mauro Icardi. You can’t call a team like Inter into question.

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Saturday December 23 2017
Gomez: 'Atletico Madrid wanted me'

Atalanta captain Alejandro ‘Papu’ Gomez admits he had dinner with Atletico Madrid Coach Diego Simeone and still dreams of going to La Liga.

The Argentine managed to earn four caps for his country at the age of 29 thanks to his remarkable performances in Bergamo.

“In 2012, before I went to Metalist Kharkiv, I had dinner with Simeone in Buenos Aires, because he wanted me to join Atletico Madrid. Unfortunately, Catania wanted too much money,” Papu told Marca in Spain.

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Saturday December 9 2017
Simeone opens Vrsaljko door

Atletico Madrid Coach Diego Simeone seemed to open the door for Napoli and Roma target Sime Vrsaljko to leave in January.

The former Sassuolo man has barely featured this season and is wanted by the two Serie A giants.

“He is a player of this club and as long as he stays with us, he will considered as such,” said Simeone in a Press conference.

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Wednesday December 6 2017
Simeone makes Roma admission

Diego Simeone claims Atletico Madrid picking up less points against Qarabag than Roma in the Champions League shows “how wonderful football can be.”

Atleti dropped into the Europa League for the first time under Simeone on Tuesday as their 1-1 draw with Chelsea was bettered by Roma’s 1-0 victory over Qarabag, and Simeone was perplexed by how his side performed better against Group C’s top team than the bottom-placed Azeris.

“It hurts because of how wonderful football can be,” the Coach said after the game.

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Wednesday November 22 2017
Simeone: 'Win and wait for Qarabag'

Diego Simeone acknowledges his substitutions made the difference as Atletico Madrid beat Roma 2-0 and now his hopes lie with Qarabag.

Antoine Griezmann had been jeered by the fans after going two months without a goal, but broke his drought in spectacular fashion with an acrobatic volley and assist for Kevin Gameiro.

“We hope the goal can knock him out of this limbo he’s been in,” the Coach told Mediaset Premium.

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Wednesday November 22 2017
Nainggolan: 'A sign for Roma'

Radja Nainggolan believes the 2-0 defeat to Atletico Madrid was “a sign we need to roll our sleeves up” and reaffirmed his commitment to Roma.

A point would’ve been enough to qualify at the Wanda Metropolitano, but now it all goes down to the final game.

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Tuesday November 21 2017
Simeone appreciates Roma approach

Diego Simeone stood up for Antoine Griezmann and Atletico Madrid, but “it’s wonderful for football to have teams who play like Roma.”

It kicks off at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium on Wednesday at 19.45 GMT and anything less than a victory will eliminate the Spaniards from the race for qualification.

“Roma have just won the Derby della Capitale against Lazio, now they will have even more confidence, they’ve picked up the pace in their attacking movements and believe in what they are doing.

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Sunday November 12 2017
Vrsaljko 'won't comment' on Napoli

Atletico Madrid full-back Sime Vrsaljko “won’t comment” on reports he’s heading for Napoli, but denies clashes with Diego Simeone.

The Croatia international has been tipped to replace Faouzi Ghoulam at the Stadio San Paolo in the January transfer window, though the asking price is €20m.

“I have no problems at Atletico Madrid,” he told Mundo Deportivo.

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Saturday November 11 2017
Simeone visits Fiorentina camp

Atletico Madrid Coach Diego Simeone visited his son, Fiorentina striker Giovanni Simeone, and had a long meeting with Stefano Pioli today.

Taking advantage of the break for international duty, the former Inter and Lazio player made the trip to Florence for a couple of days.

Cholo was given a tour of the Fiorentina training facilities and took selfies with his son’s teammates.

Sky Sport Italia report that Simeone also had a long talk with Viola Coach Pioli.

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