The Atlético de Madrid coach, Diego Pablo Simeone , has revealed that he spoke with forward Luis Suárez to find out if there was “a minimal possibility” that Leo Messi would sign for the rojiblanco club after his departure from FC Barcelona, and has affirmed that this Hope “lasted three hours”, because Paris Saint-Germain was “obsessed” with his incorporation.
“When what happened in Barcelona happened, we called Luis, with all due respect, I didn’t call Leo. I asked him ‘Luis, how is he? Would he be willing? Is there a minimal possibility?’ All imagining that he could come to Atlético de Madrid, which lasted three hours , because Paris Saint-Germain was obsessed with that incorporation, “he confessed in an interview with the Argentine sports newspaper ‘Olé’.
In addition, the coach joked that his hopes were dashed so quickly. “You know when you see a plane passing by and you say ‘here it comes’?” he said, referring to his speed. “If you ask me, where does Messi have to play? In a team that wants to win, that knows what it has to do to win,” he said.
Finally, the ‘Cholo’ did not hide that he would like to have coincided with ‘la Pulga’ in some team or in the Argentine national team. ” The situations did not arise, because obviously he was always in Barcelona , we were always in Atleti. In the national team, in the stage in which he was and is, I was not,” he concluded.