Man Utd vs Atletico Madrid UCL last-16 2nd leg: Diego Simeone's prediction

Mudeet Arora
Simeone had a lot to say ahead of the UCL last-16 second leg
Simeone had a lot to say ahead of the UCL last-16 second leg / Soccrates Images/GettyImages

Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone has warned his side to be prepared to suffer "vertigo" when they take on Manchester United in the UEFA Champions League round-of-16 second leg at Old Trafford on Tuesday.

United managed to come out with a 1-1 draw at the Wanda Metropolitano three weeks ago and Simeone knows that his side have to go through hell if they are to win this tie.

"It will be a dynamic game"

El Cholo spoke ahead of this game and as reported by MEN, he said, "The characteristics of the footballers that Manchester United have and our players and the way we both play I imagine it will be a dynamic game, a game where there will be alternative moments [for each team].

"Be prepared to suffer vertigo at Old Trafford"

"We’ll press high, it will be the classic type of match you expect in a game like this, the vertigo you suffer sometimes when a team plays at home, I think we have the opportunity to hit on the counter to capitalise on any errors they make."

Rangnick has already revealed he knows how Atletico will set up. However, Simeone commented on this in his press conference.

"In football, it’s all opinions, I think coaches always try to generate what they can with what players they have, in these 10 years we’ve found a path that has given us results and we try to generate and manage and stimulate these players we’ve got.

“We know every game is completely different, we’ve done well in these previous games like this in this country, we know the potential and how important the opponent we’re facing tomorrow, and I’m sure that tomorrow we’ll do the best we can in the game."

Simeone concluded, “I think we’ll do what the team requires, we'll work on our attacking threat from the front, that’s where our initial defensive block starts, when we have to track back we will do. We’re really up for the game, we're happy, that’s really important on an individual level to do well on a collective level."

Catch Manchester United take on Atletico Madrid late night tonight (early morning tomorrow) 1:30am Indian Standard time.