Diego Pablo Simeone took advantage of the international break to speak with the Argentine media Olé on his 25th birthday. In a preview of the talk, the Atlético coach analyzes his social life with his daughters and explains the possibility that existed for Messi to reach the rojiblanco club with his friend Luis Suárez.
“I’ll tell you a detail, now with what happened in Barcelona we called Luis (Suárez). With all my respect, I did not call Leo, but I did call Luis to ask how Messi was, if he was eager or if there was a minimal possibility that he would come to Atlético. Something that lasted three hours, because already PSG was obsessed with that incorporation. If it was something? No, not at all, you see the plane passing through the sky and you say here it comes, well (laughs) ”.
El Cholo also analyzes the option of having had Messi under his command at some point. “There were no situations to direct him. He was always at Barcelona, I was in Spain at Atlético and we don’t coincide as players in the national team. But to me, he transmits that to me. If you ask me where Messi has to play, I tell you in a team that wants to win. On a team that knows what it has to do to win. It doesn’t matter what he plays, it matters that the team is prepared to win. Don’t think about him, think about the team ”.