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400th La Liga Game Was An Important Moment – Simeone

Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone has said his 400th LaLiga game in charge of the La Liga side was an important moment.

He marked this landmark in a 2-0 away victory eticoche on Wednesday.

According to FotMob, a relieved Diego Simeone credited the work of his players after Atletico Madrid marked his 400th LaLiga game in charge with a 2-0 win away to Elche on Wednesday.

Atleti also secured Champions League qualification with the victory, opening up a six-point gap to fifth-placed Real Betis via goals from Matheus Cunha and Rodrigo de Paul.

In Simeone’s 11 years at the club, Atleti have been able to disrupt the hegemony of Barcelona and Real Madrid, winning LaLiga, the Europa League and the UEFA Super Cup twice, as well the Copa del Rey.

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Simeone showed humility after the win, saying the support he has at the club is rare, allowing for such an uncommonly long tenure.

“It’s an important moment because if it weren’t for all the players who have passed through the club it would be impossible,” he said post-match. “I am grateful and lucky because the club has always supported me. The back and forth is there, but I thank all the players that were here over this time and allowed me to have this possibility.

“I’m happy for the players, who had an irregular season. We competed very well in the Champions League and in LaLiga we couldn’t maintain regularity.

“The goal has already arrived. Deserved, we worked hard, and that makes us return to the Champions League for another year. This is very important for the club.”

Simeone popularly called the El Cholo joined Atletico Madrid on 23 December 2011, after Gregorio Manzano was dismissed the day before following defeat to third-tier Albacete in the Copa del Rey.

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Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone has said his 400th LaLiga game in charge of the La Liga side was an important moment.

He marked this landmark in a 2-0 away victory eticoche on Wednesday.

According to FotMob, a relieved Diego Simeone credited the work of his players after Atletico Madrid marked his 400th LaLiga game in charge with a 2-0 win away to Elche on Wednesday.

Atleti also secured Champions League qualification with the victory, opening up a six-point gap to fifth-placed Real Betis via goals from Matheus Cunha and Rodrigo de Paul.

In Simeone’s 11 years at the club, Atleti have been able to disrupt the hegemony of Barcelona and Real Madrid, winning LaLiga, the Europa League and the UEFA Super Cup twice, as well the Copa del Rey.

READ MORE: Mount: We Needed A Bounce Back

Simeone showed humility after the win, saying the support he has at the club is rare, allowing for such an uncommonly long tenure.

“It’s an important moment because if it weren’t for all the players who have passed through the club it would be impossible,” he said post-match. “I am grateful and lucky because the club has always supported me. The back and forth is there, but I thank all the players that were here over this time and allowed me to have this possibility.

“I’m happy for the players, who had an irregular season. We competed very well in the Champions League and in LaLiga we couldn’t maintain regularity.

“The goal has already arrived. Deserved, we worked hard, and that makes us return to the Champions League for another year. This is very important for the club.”

Simeone popularly called the El Cholo joined Atletico Madrid on 23 December 2011, after Gregorio Manzano was dismissed the day before following defeat to third-tier Albacete in the Copa del Rey.

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