Gio Simeone is still going to work hard in order to become an Atletico Madrid player someday, but he wants to avoid nepotism in Argentina.
The sentiment that awakens Atletico Madrid in some players is simply inevitable sometimes, Argentina international Gio Simeone is the best example of this because he doesn’t care that his father doesn’t want to coach him there for now.
Any professional football player who has the characteristic fighting spirit that any Atletico Madrid player historically has, would have the dream of someday playing for the Colchoneros regardless of the circumstances.
The oldest of Diego Simeone’s sons heard what his father had to say about the possibility of coaching him someday in the Spanish club, but he doesn’t seem to care about the response.
Giovanni Simeone has the dream of playing for Atletico Madrid in the future because he is a true fan of the institution, he doesn’t care if his father is still the manager of the squad when he reaches a level that is good enough for the club to pursue him.
The trades that this striker has are very similar to what the club has always wanted in their best players, which makes the possibility even greater for him in the near future.
All Gio has to do is keep working hard, and hope that he can get that call soon.
"ME ENCANTARÍA VER A MI PAPÁ ACÁ"
— FOX Sports Argentina (@FOXSportsArg) October 14, 2018
The eldest of Simeone’s kids granted an interview with Fox Sports, where he discussed his father again and the upcoming friendly match between Argentina and Brazil on Tuesday.
“Atletico Madrid is something that has been practically taught to us, it’s inside me and my dad, but I never had the chance of being coached by him.”
“My old man has never talked to me about this possibility. The fact that people keep talking about this means that I’m still growing.”
“Playing for Atletico Madrid someday would be truly amazing for me, an incredible achievement. As an Argentina player, I would love to see my dad as the manager here, but he keeps saying that it’s not the right time yet.”
“Every single person from Argentina would like having him here because he is a great manager, one of the best in the world,” said Gio during the interview.
— Giovanni Simeone (@simeonegiovanni) October 11, 2018
Giovanni is getting ready to represent his country on his very first Classic match between Argentina and Brazil, he didn’t play much against Saudi Arabia last week but he could get more minutes for this match and he hopes he can live up to the family name.
Getting a great participation in matches like this one, are what can assure him a permanent spot in the squad, something that he aims for before his father gets the job as the manager.
Gio Simeone is very aware of nepotism, which is something that both he and his father are always trying to avoid.
“If I keep getting called-up and I keep having minutes with this group, the possibility of us crossing paths here becomes greater. Things would be obviously different if I was never called-up and he calls me right after he gets the job,” he added.
“What I aim for is to win a spot here before he gets the position, so I’m fighting against the clock. I’ve been preparing for this possibility this year, but I honestly didn’t expect a call-up this soon.”
“My grandfather gave me a very useful advice. He told me that one minute in the national team is the equivalent of sixty minutes in a club. This means that I will give my very best in every minute I get a chance to play for Argentina.”
“I’ve been in Europe for only two years, so if I already had this chance, is because I can still give a lot more than even I expected,” he concluded.
— Giovanni Simeone (@simeonegiovanni) October 10, 2018
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