Real Madrid have no football ideology, says Diego Simeone

Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone has said that Real Madrid have no defined ideology of playing football. Speaking to Marca about the history of European heavyweights, the Argentinian gave a nod to Juventus Barcelona and Ajax before turning down his cross-town rivals.

The Rojiblancos recently thrashed the Merengues 7-3 in a friendly game in the preseason.
Speaking on Real Madrid, he said,

“When a Coach arrives at a club, we need to understand their history. If we don’t understand it, we are destined to have a worse time than better.”

“If I don’t feel that essence, I don’t go. From the moment I agree to go, the healthiest and most noble thing of the coach is to ask: “What is the history of this club?” And to mould your style of play to the history of that club, while still being you, of course.

“Ajax has a defined school, Barcelona has it, Juventus too, and Atletico Madrid, too, but Real Madrid do not, because it alternates based on talent their different ways of presenting themselves.

“There are teams that are being born, such as [Manchester] City of Guardiola, who has no history, but he is slowly enclosing himself in what Guardiola is marking as his path.”

Atletico Madrid are currently preparing to face Juventus in the final game of their preseason before kickstarting their LaLiga campaign against Getafe.

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