Atlético de Madrid coach, Argentine Diego Simeone, revealed in an interview published in Buenos Aires that, when his compatriot Leo Messi left Barcelona last August, he asked Uruguayan Luis Suárez if his friend would like to play for the Madrid team. .
«When what happened in Barcelona happened, with all due respect, obviously for Leo, I did not call him, but I did call Luis to ask him… ‘Luis, listen to me… How is he? Would I be in the mood? Is there a slim chance? Imagining that he could come to Atlético de Madrid ”, ‘El Cholo’ told the Argentine newspaper Olé.
An illusion, that of having Messi on his team, which he says “lasted 3 hours”, since Paris Saint-Germain, the team for which the striker ended up signing, “was obviously obsessed with that incorporation.”
“But the truth is that the situations did not arise, because obviously he was always in Barcelona, we were always in Atleti … in the (Argentine) National Team the stage in which he is, I was not …”, Simeone acknowledged.
«Where does Messi have to play? In a team that wants to win, in a team that knows what it has to do to win, “he concluded. EFE (HN)