Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone revealed the reason for his refusal to shake hands with Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp after the two teams met at the Champions League group stage on Tuesday.
Simeone said in a statement highlighted by the Spanish newspaper “AS”: “I usually do not do this after matches because I do not like it, do not like the compliment (handshake), I leave the field quickly Respecting the situation, I do not think it is healthy for the winner or loser. I do not share that culture, and I have no problem congratulating him if he sees the globe now. “
Simeon added: “It’s a strong match against a great team. They usually score a lot of goals in their matches. In the second half, their goalkeeper made a huge save.”
He explained: “When we saw the progress of the match, the result was 1-2, then 2-2. We were better in the second half, then Greissman was sent off, then the penalty kick, then the referee refused to give us a penalty kick. We understood the outcome, but the main thing the referee saw was a great start from Liverpool, which was strong from us as we could have equalized Korea’s chance to leave with ten players. “
And with regard to the dismissal of one of his players, Simeon “expelled the matter, and confirmed that the best performance of the match was to leave the team at the most crucial moment, but it was clear that he was watching the ball (momentary dismissal), something similar had happened before, but the referee’s explanation was not in our favor. .
Commenting on the incident, Globe added: “I did not like it but the situation was clear. I wanted to shake hands with him but his reaction was not good. The next time we see each other we will definitely shake hands. It is clear that he was angry. Nothing else “.
Video clips showed Globe going to shake hands with Simeone after the match, but the Atletico Madrid coach appeared to be running to the dressing room without shaking hands with the German coach, which showed sadness on the latter’s face.
Atletico Madrid beat Liverpool 3-2 in the third round of the Champions League group stage.
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