Sport Simeone 'clear' on Atletico transfer plans amid Tagliafico links
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Diego Simeone has a clear vision on how Atletico Madrid can make upgrades during the upcoming transfer window.
Atleti were unable to mount a title challenge this term but have guaranteed a top-four finish in La Liga, meaning a place in next season's Champions League.
While Simeone does not anticipate any major transfers taking place ahead of the 2020-21 season due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, he already knows what new additions he wants at the Wanda Metropolitano.
Simeone supports Joao Felix despite substituting the Atletico prodigy again
The Portuguese talent was substituted again, but the coach still has confidence in the attacker.Joao Felix was replaced early in the second half at the Wanda Metropolitano, where Alvaro Morata scored a brace before Koke's sealer.
"We continually talk to Miguel [Angel Gil, CEO] and Andrea [Berta, sporting director] about what we need and what expectations we have," said Simeone.
"We are clear about what we will seek. We have a growing team, new people who will serve as a base for the next season.
"In this transfer window, where surely there will be no big moves, the one that gets a solid, strong base and can keep competing from one year to the next is the one that will continue to be in the fight for all competitions."
One player who could be joining Atletico in the summer is Simeone's compatriot, Ajax and Argentina defender Nicolas Tagliafico.
Goal revealed on Saturday that the Spanish side are set to challenge Chelsea for Tagliafico's services and are preparing a bid to take him from Amsterdam .
Morata: Atletico closing in on LaLiga objective, now for Champions League
Alvaro Morata discussed Atletico Madrid's draw at Celta Vigo after scoring the fastest goal of the LaLiga season.Atletico are on course to qualify for next season's Champions League following Tuesday's 1-1 draw at Celta Vigo.
Atleti are unbeaten in 17 games in all competitions and have won seven of their 10 outings since LaLiga resumed in June.
Their final domestic fixture before a Champions League quarter-final against RB Leipzig comes against Real Sociedad on Sunday.
Asked if his squad is in the best shape it has been all season, Simeone said: "When the team wins the coach is very good, and when they lose he is very bad. When players are injured, the fault lies with the doctor and the coaches.
"The team prepared very well in quarantine. We came back in the best way, we were able to rotate in almost every game, especially at the beginning we changed six or seven players each game.
"Later we reduced the rotations because the players were able to respond to the demand, both when they were starters and when they came off the bench."
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Simone says Atletico Madrid face a monster challenge in LaLiga .
Atletico Madrid face a tough challenge to overcome "monsters" Real Madrid and Barcelona, according to head coach Diego Simeone.Simeone's side rounded off their domestic campaign with a 1-1 draw against Real Sociedad on Sunday which secured third place in the table.