Falcao: Simeone knows how to keep success going

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

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