Former Atletico Madrid striker Radamel Falcao has hailed the consistenty of Diego Simeone's teams, in an interview with FourFourTwo.
Falcao moved to Atleti in 2011 for a club record €40 million after helping Porto to the treble.
In the Colombian's first season, he helped los Rojiblancos to their second Europa League title. He ended the term as Europe's sixth-top scorer.
But in their second season together, Falcao and Simeone – recently voted FFT's Best Manager in the World – enjoyed record success.
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Falcao's 39-minute hat-trick saw off Chelsea in the Super Cup as Simeone oversaw a cup double with victory over arch-rivals Real Madrid in the Copa del Rey later in the season. Atleti also recorded their highest league finish in 17 years.
"He’s a really passionate coach, obsessed with the littlest details," Falcao told FourFourTwo. "He’s a great motivator and above all else he’s constantly motivating and supporting his players.
"It’s difficult to say [whether Atleti would have succeeded without him], but we’re proof of what he’s done. Under him, Atletico have reached an incredible high level in European football and he’s known how to keep that going."
- Read our profile of Diego Simeone here