Simeone focused on matches, not transfer dealings

first_imgDiego Simeone insists his focus is solely on Atletico Madrid’s upcoming matches, as he cannot control what happens in the January transfer window.Key defenders Lucas Hernandez (Bayern Munich) and Diego Godin (Inter) have been linked with moves away from the Wanda Metropolitano this month.Meanwhile, Goal understands the club are chasing out-of-favour Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ahead of the second leg of his side’s Copa del Rey tie against Girona, Simeone made it clear he was only concerned with on-field matters.”I live in training to training, match by match, day by day,” said the Atletico head coach.”I focus on looking for those who can hurt Girona. The rest will happen no matter how much you analyse or not analyse, think or not think. No matter what you want or not, what will happen will happen. That is our reality.”Simeone refused to comment on reports linking Atletico with Morata but did outline the value of experienced centre-half Godin.”The importance of Godin for us is clear,” Simeone added. “I hope he continues in the same way because he has had a very good level in the last three matches.”last_img read more