Barcelona has had a hot start to their season. Atlético Madrid has had an equally fast start going 4-0-0 with 14 points. They’re facing off against Real Valladolid in a La Liga match up Saturday.
Date: September 21
Start Time: 4:00 p.m. ET
Location: Valladolid, Spain
Stadium: Estadio Nuevo José Zorrilla
TV Info: BeIN Sport en Español
Live Stream: BeIN Sport Play
Madrid manager Diego Simeone has had his style of play come under attack, mainly from former Atletico coach Radomir Antic who told Futbol Tactico magazine: “It’s not a style of play I like.”
Current Madrid manager had to disagree.
“We respect everyone’s opinion, but our only objective is to see Atletico Madrid win,” Simeone said, via ESPN FC. “Some people might like our style, others might not.”
It’s hard to argue with him given their start to their season. Real Valladolid coach Juan Ignacio Martinez knows his side will have to play nearly perfect to get any points out of the game.
“We know these are good times for them, in every sense. They are strong physically and mentally and go into every match with belief and intensity.
“They live off their opponents’ mistakes, so we will have to take extra care. But we will play with pride, with our supporters behind us, and try to make things difficult for them.”
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