Diego Simeone has once again joined and stirred up the superiority battle between by Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.
Simeone’s Atletico Madrid defeated Barcelona 3-2 in the semi-final of the Spanish Supercopa to book a slot in the final with Real Madrid who had earlier defeated Valencia 3-1.
Speaking after the match, Simeone described Ronaldo as a single player who can influence and lift the team while saying that Messi always require the support of his teammate for him to perform.
Despite scoring in the defeat, Simeone stated that Messi’s performance was silenced because his teammate were closed down.
“You can take Cristiano Ronaldo to a war and he’ll win it for you all alone, for Lionel Messi you need to bring all of his Barcelona teammates so he could actually do something,”
Simeone told newsmen.
Simeone also expressed relief that his side would not be facing Ronaldo when Atletico plays Madrid in the final.
Atletico is preparing to face a Real Madrid team without Ronaldo, who has moved to Juventus after a lengthy spell with Real Madrid.