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‘Atletico is my life!’ – Simeone demands patience from fans

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Diego Simeone is delighted with the fans’ support towards him in the time of Atletico Madrid’s slump.

Atletico Madrid crashed out of the Copa del Rey after suffering a 2-1 defeat at the hands of the Spanish second division side Cultural Leonesa last week.

The Rojiblancos have also fallen further behind in La Liga title race from rivals Real Madrid and Barcelona after having a disappointing season so far.

In times of Atletico’s despair, Diego Simeone has urged the fans to remain positive as he is working to improve the team’s performance this season.

“I’m always thinking about my team,” he told beinSPORTS.

“I don’t think in the moments when we lose or when we win, but I always look after my team. Sometimes I can’t sleep thinking about the line-up for a final or because we lost. Or, when I don’t know which player to choose that will be better for the team.

“Atletico Madrid is my life. The people who know me know that. We will keep the same path, with enthusiasm and passion.”

Atletico fans, however, hold no grudge for Diego Simeone. Instead, they have come in support of the manager voicing their admiration on Twitter with the hashtag “#TeQueremosCholo.” And Simeone is delighted with the reception he is getting.

“I had not seen it until the press people told me,” Simeone said.

“Everything natural like that is appreciated. It boosts the security and enthusiasm that I always have in the day-to-day at the club.”