Atletico Madrid are about to face Olympique Marseille in the Europa League final match and Diego Simeone knows that the crucial thing for a possible success will be stopping the opponent’s star, Dimitri Payet.
The Argentinian coach knows that his team will have to work hard and be focused to be able to beat the French side – and avoiding Payet’s dangerous crosses and free-kicks is one of the most important things.
The former Inter player spoke about the final game as he said, according to Sports Keeda:
“Payet will set the pace according to how he sees the game. He will be dictating the pace of his team with his play-making. Of course, their free kicks and corners are dangerous, but they have many more weapons. Their full-backs are also very dangerous.”
“I want my players to be calm. As we approach the game, the emotions rise and rise. The winning and losing experiences we had in the past will help. … We have to try and impose our style of play and take the game in the direction we want. We are similar teams so I think it will be a tense and high-pressured game. Both teams are very pragmatic and play a similar style. We’re also strong on free kicks.”