Cholo Simeone has something that makes him unique. Beyond titles, it is also their ability to get the most out of their players. LaLiga player Marcos Llorente is the latest example. But before, the others too. For example Antoine Griezmann, who alongside the Argentine coach touched the table for Cristiano and Messi, and was on the Ballon d’Or podium in 2018. For example, Lucas Hernández. For example, Thomas Partey. For example, Arda Turan. Many of them did not come back to shine like they did at Atlético, with Cholo.
Lo by Marcos Llorente is the story of the Cinderella brought to football. He arrived with a star vitola, the most expensive signing of summer 2019, who in the second preseason game saw a red that filled his game with ghosts and fears. He disappeared from the eleven, from the team. But then the tank arrived in Liverpool. He climbed on it and hasn’t come down yet. To the happiness of Atlético supporters, who voted him best Atlético footballer in a poll of AS.com. A season and some numbers that led Llorente to the national team and a European Championship. This is your challenge. Let the momentum of the float not stop.
But not only did Llorente Simeone manage to get his best numbers this champion season, he also did Carrasco. In the last few matches, he brought him closer to the area and the Belgian was decisive. Another wonder of the Chol Laboratoryor. Like the always absolute confidence in Correa. This season, the “10” has shown why. And what about Koke. It is cholismo. The story of one and the other cannot be read separately. Now the challenge is called João Félix.
Simeone himself admitted it in an interview with ESPN Argentina: “As a coach I’m confused when I can’t get the best out of him.” This is his big challenge for the 2021-22 season. Make João a Llorente, a Griezmann, make the most of all that talent that cost the club 120 million two years ago. He will pursue it with Argentinian passion, German rigor and all his test-tubes.