Atletico Madrid News: Simeone blasts Dybala reports

11 months ago

In the latest Atletico Madrid news, coach Diego Simeone insist the press have read far too much into his recent meeting with Juventus forward Paulo Dybala.

Simeone was spotted in a restaurant with the 24-year-old attacker after the former Palermo man was left out of the Argentina squad for friendlies against Italy and Spain.

The media went into overdrive and immediately suggested the Atletico tactician was looking to ‘tap up’ the Juve ace ahead of the summer transfer window, with Antoine Griezmann reportedly on his way to Barcelona.

Juve boss Massimiliano Allegri has played down the meeting and suggested Dybala will be going nowhere at the end of the campaign, and now Simeone has had his say on the matter.

While admitting the pair did meet, he made it clear there was nothing untoward in it and has slammed the poor reporting of the meeting.

“It is a pity that there are times when the information is not good,” he told reporters. “You do not have images and you get confused. I met him, we chatted, I told him what I thought of him since he is a great player.

“I dined alone, I did it with friends, and there was no more. There are people, there are journalists, they do it well, others badly. The world depends on information and I am happy that good information is given.”

Los Rojiblancos are second in the La Liga standings and will hope to consolidate their position when they take on Deportivo La Coruna on Sunday evening.

The capital club are 2/7 to win with Ladbrokes, with Deportivo on offer at 12/1 to win away from home, but the Argentinian tactician is taking nothing for granted.

“We’re going to face a team that need to win, such a team is very dangerous,” Simeone added.