The Atletico Madrid believes this is the most difficult season he has ever faced since joining the team in 2011.
Argentinean manager Diego Simeone joined Atletico Madrid in late 2011.
Since then, he has made sure the Spanish La Liga club is growing to be one of the top three in the country.
But ahead of the 2019-2020 season, he says this will be the hardest ever.
“It’s a difficult transitional moment, but we have great enthusiasm,” he was quoted by Marca.
“It’s a continuous challenge and today we are faced with one because big players who have given a lot to the club are leaving.”
“We want Atletico to compete again as we have done so far,” he said.
“It has been seven and a half years of finishing second, third, first, second… that isn’t easy.”
“A renovation has been underway since last season when Fernando Torres, Gabi, now the likes of Juanfran who were references of the team and my guys who gave me everything and did amazingly well,” Simeone stated.
“Now we are preparing the likes of Oblak, Saul, Gimenez to transition into becoming leaders,” he concluded.
— Atlético de Madrid (@atletienglish) June 8, 2019