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Diego Simeone responds to Manchester United followers throwing drinks at him after Atletico Madrid’s Champions League win

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Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone was pelted by drinks and bottles (Footage: BT Sport/Getty)

Diego Simeone claims he was not conscious Manchester United followers pelted him with drinks following Atletico Madrid’s win at Previous Trafford, however the supporters have however been labelled ‘shameful’ by pundits whereas UEFA think about punishing the Premier League membership.

Simeone led La Liga champions Atletico to a well-known victory in Manchester on Tuesday evening, with the guests securing a narrow victory to go through 2-1 on aggregate.

Tempers boiled over on and off the pitch, with United’s players growing increasingly frustrated by Atletico’s tactics and followers aiming abuse on the Spanish aspect and their supervisor.

After Atletico Madrid’s place within the Champions League quarter-finals was confirmed, Simeone instantly ran down the touchline within the course of the tunnel, solely to be pelted by quite a lot of drinks and different objects from the house followers.

Requested if he was conscious of the missiles thrown by indignant United supporters, Simeone mentioned: ‘No, after I got here off the pitch, I ran as a result of I used to be joyful and I prefer to get pleasure from it within the dressing room.

‘So I don’t know what occurred. What you simply mentioned, all I used to be excited about was entering into the altering room to the dressing room, and I used to be actually joyful.’

On Atletico’s efficiency, Simeone added: ‘I’m joyful. So many individuals work arduous so we will have these moments. It was a superb effort from the lads, one in every of our greatest video games this season.

‘We began with a 5-3-2 then modified to a 5-4-1 with Antoine Griezmann on the best of midfield and Renan Lodi rising increasingly on the left.

‘Lodi’s doing very well. He needed to wait a very long time [to get in the side], however soccer is marvellous as a result of whenever you practice arduous and are able to go, there’s all the time an opportunity for you.

‘The defence have been sensible and Jan Oblak helped us stay calm all through. It was an actual staff effort.’

Simeone’s resolution to right away head again to the dressing room and sometimes eschew from the standard handshakes with rival managers post-game is one thing of a behavior.

He mentioned in November: ‘I don’t just like the greeting after the match as a result of they’re the feelings of two sides in several emotional minds,” Simeone mentioned in November.

Atletico dumped Manchester United out of the Champions League (Image: Getty)

‘I do know within the UK it’s a customized however I don’t share it and I don’t just like the falseness it could embrace.’

Former Tottenham midfielder Jamie O’Hara blasted the Manchester United followers who threw objects at Simeone after their membership’s Champions League exit.

‘Manchester United followers, a few of you have to be ashamed of yourselves throwing issues on the supervisor as he’s making an attempt to run down the tunnel,’ he informed talkSPORT.

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‘Unacceptable, you have to be banned and extra must be accomplished with this as a result of I’m sick of seeing it.

‘Since we’ve come again from COVID with followers again within the floor, I don’t know why abruptly that followers assume they will throw issues at gamers, at managers.

United have gone one other season with out lifting a trophy (Image: Getty)

‘It’s not ok, it’s not acceptable and it’s obtained to cease. There must be harsher punishments as a result of I’m seeing it manner an excessive amount of.’

Atletico Madrid may face Manchester United’s Premier League rivals Liverpool or Manchester Metropolis within the subsequent spherical of the Champions League, whereas Chelsea will look to proceed their defence in opposition to Lille on Wednesday evening.

For United, their defeat to Atletico means they’ve now gone 5 seasons with out including to the trophy cupboard at Previous Trafford.

So as to add insult to harm, the membership will doubtless face punishment from UEFA after the scenes contained in the stadium after the ultimate whistle.

Extra: Manchester United FC

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