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Atlético Madrid coach Diego Simeone hails "spectacular" Barcelona ahead of Champions League quarterfinals

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Atlético Madrid will not be fooled by Barcelona's El Clásico loss.

Coach Diego Simeone spoke to the press on Monday ahead of the Champions League quarterfinal first leg match at Camp Nou, and the Argentine manager was full of praise for his opponents. According to 'Cholo', Barça's defeat against Real Madrid will not make things easier for the Colchoneros.

Simeone also expects a very similar match to the previous ones, and will urge his players to do their best to achieve Atleti's first win against the Blaugranes in the Luis Enrique Era. Here is a look at a few of Simeone's quotes:

"Both teams know each other very well. so I don't think there is much room for surprise. They play a specific type of football and they play spectacular well under Luis Enrique.

"I don't think Barcelona's defeat by Real Madrid will affect our game. We always expect the best of Barcelona. They will definitely be up for it, playing at home. They are strong, tough opponents.

"We are used to seeing MSN [Messi, Suárez, Neymar], with all the individual qualities that make Barcelona even better. Hopefully they will face the best of us as well. It is important that all my players understand that one minute on the pitch will be a lifetime."


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