LaLiga Santander: Simeone: Atletico Madrid is more important than any of us
LaLiga Santander Some big players could leave
Not everything that happens at Atletico Madrid is exactly as Diego Simeone would like, but the Rojiblancos coach understands that the club must come before anything else.
With players being linked with exits this January and at the end of their contracts in June, the Argentine admitted that sometimes things are beyond his control.
“We are always in the hands of the club in everything that happens,” Simeone said.
“They tell me their needs and we explain the sporting side to continue growing.
“We take decisions together to continue, thinking along the same lines but we always attend to the needs of the club first.
“The club is above all of us.”
Atleti are currently second in LaLiga Santander and five points off leaders Barcelona but Simeone is reserving judgment on the campaign for now.
“I don’t make judgments in the middle of the season,” he said.
“You don’t need to think and you have to push.
“It is close in all positions and Barcelona have their rhythm so we all have to be attentive, wherever we are in the table.”
Lucas Hernandez trained with the squad in preparation for the game against Levante, and Simeone confirmed that he is in contention to play.
“He will be in the squad and on the morning of the game we will decide.
“He is very good, he’s a strong guy and I hope he comes back as he was when he left.
“We need him.”