Diego Simeone believes his team will win the Champions League


It will happen sooner or later says the Argentine.

Atletico Madrid head coach Diego Simeone has ruled out that losing two finals has affected the club’s mentality. Instead the Los Rojiblancos boss insisted that it is bound to happen as Atleti are on the right track to win the Champions League.

So far Atletico Madrid have suffered two European final defeats to their city rivals Real Madrid respectively in 2014 and 2016.

The Argentine manager admitted he did think about stepping down, but his final decision was signing a contract extension until 2020, which he did last week. Simeone is adamant that his squad is capable of achieving their goal and losing two finals is no mental barrier for his players.

“We’ve never had a complex,” he said ahead of their opening match of the 2017-18 tournament against Roma on Tuesday as quoted by Goal.

“Everyone has their opinion but we’re clear on the fact that what happened in other years has happened. It’s an experience, but all that matters is tomorrow. I live from day to day and we’re starting an exciting tournament.

“At the Calderon, I said to the fans that I still believe in the future of this club. Atleti are growing, we have young players who are growing, in January we can improve the squad, there is a new stadium… many things that are renewing my energy.

“Playing those finals is something to be proud of and winning one would be the ultimate. We lost one in one minute and another on penalties against Madrid.

“It’s given us experience and we’ve had big results in the Champions League. If we keep on like this, keep on going, then sooner or later we will achieve it.”