NUMBER 2 – Mentality.
One of the biggest criticisms of Arsene Wenger is the type of mentality fans think he approaches games with – a mentality that rubs off on his players.
Many fans have often accussed the Frenchman of having a weak mentality, and a general acceptance of failure.
Once asked to describe his style as a player, Simeone quipped, “like a man holding a knife between his teeth.” A tenacious, combative midfielder in his formative years, Simeone’s teams are designed to operate in a very similar fashion.
To be a champion, you need to have the mentality of one, and Simeone seems like a man capable of drilling that into his players.