Filipe Luis is one of the foreigners who has played the most games with the Atlético shirt. The Brazilian side, who knows perfectly how Simeone works, has charged against the way in which Simeone relates to his wardrobe. “In each training session he asked for the maximum, he always asks for the maximum from everyone, but he is not really good at dealing with people. It is not easy for him to relate to the players. It is difficult for him to understand people’s personal characteristics, but from time to time he swallows his pride ”, explained the Flamengo player in an interview with O Globo, who also highlighted the different standards that Cholo uses with both players: “There have been several episodes like those of Joao Félix with the bottle or Suárez who got angry after a change. Let’s say that with some players you have good friendly relations, with others you are more professional. He seems to get along with everyone but is not the best in this regard, “he said.
Filipe Luis is taking the coaching course, since he is clear that once his career as a player is over, his future will go through the benches. Hence, he analyzes the way of working of each of the technicians that he has had throughout his career and tries to take the best of each one of them. “Is Simeone capable of dealing with footballers? In a way. But he’s not one of the best I’ve worked with in that regard. Tite (Brazil’s national coach) is great at that, he makes everyone feel important and his ability to talk to the players is exceptional, “he said.
Although Filipe Luis highlights his relationship with the players as one of Simeone’s weaknesses, the Brazilian full-back acknowledges that Cholo is the best possible coach for Atlético: “He believes in what he does. The eleven players have to working hard, can change tactics in the middle of the game and adapts very well to the opponent. Sometimes I wish we had more possession, but what can I say? For Atlético he is the best coach there is.
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