Simeone hails Torres and Iniesta legacies

first_imgAtlético Madrid Simeone hails ‘amazing list of achievements’ for Iniesta and Torres Matt Dorman 12:32 5/20/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Atlético Madrid Atlético Madrid v Eibar Eibar Primera División The Atletico boss hailed his forward and the Barcelona midfielder, who are set to leave behind an impressive list of accomplishments in Spain Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone drew parallels between Fernando Torres and Barcelona ‘s Andres Iniesta as he paid tribute to the pair’s influence on football.Torres and Iniesta are both set to leave Spain at the end of the season, with the Atleti striker to say his farewell in the home match against Eibar on Sunday.The outgoing 34-year-old, who has been heavily linked with a move to Major League Soccer , fittingly marked his final week at the club he joined as an 11-year-old with a Europa League triumph over Marseille in midweek. Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Just as Torres soaks up the adulation of the Wanda Metropolitano crowd, the scenes will be mirrored at Camp Nou, where Iniesta is due to sign off from a decorated 16-year senior career .”They’re privileged people. I think they’re so big and did so many important things in football that football pays them back,” Simeone said of the Spain internationals.”They will leave with an amazing list of achievements.”They are gifted because they always make the right decision. That’s something to learn about.”Simeone, meanwhile, is just as focused on ensuring second place is secured in the final round of the La Liga season. “For all the kids out there who have dreams, nothing is impossible. And if you’re an ATLÉTICO even less so,” @Torres #AúpaAtleti — Atlético de Madrid (@atletienglish) May 18, 2018 The Rojiblancos are assured of second place after  Real Madrid’s 2-2 draw with Villarreal on Saturday.”We have a special game because Fernando is leaving and we all want to give him the farewell he deserves, with a victory and a full stadium,” Simeone said.”We will all work together in order to make an unforgettable evening for Fernando.”Even if it seems worthless, it’s the confirmation of a job well done if you win the Europa League and finish second… that means you had an amazing season.”last_img

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