‘I would never dare do that’ – Simeone storms out of Man City press conference after cheeky Real Madrid question
14th April 2022

DIEGO SIMEONE stormed out of a press conference after a reporter asked if he had any tips on how to beat Manchester City for Real Madrid.

A 1-0 aggregate win over Atletico Madrid across two legs ensured City's place in the semi-final where Chelsea's conquerors Real await.

And Simeone wasn't amused when a reporter asked him if he had any tips for Atletico's fierce rivals on how to get past Pep Guardiola's men in the next round.

The brave reporter said: "Is it demanding or cheeky to ask you if you could give Real Madrid some advice on how to defeat City?"

The bold query visibly irked Simeone who replied, "No, I would never dare to do that," before abruptly leaving the conference.

City boss Guardiola also felt Simeone's wrath after the game.


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The Argentine lashed out at his counterpart for treating him and his Atletico team with contempt following their hotly-contested clash, that was marred with violence.

Simeone's side engaged in a number of dirty tricks when it became apparent that they were on their way out of the competition.

Atleti's main culprit was Stefan Savic who tried to throw Phil Foden off the pitch, headbutt Raheem Sterling and pull Jack Grealish's hair.

Remarkably, the defender escaped with just a yellow card after his despicable actions.

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Savic's team-mate Felipe wasn't so lucky and he was sent off for a dangerous late follow-through challenge on Phil Foden.

The Atleti duo's behavior sparked a huge melee on the pitch after the game that continued in the tunnel.

Atleti defender Sime Vrsaljko picked up where his pals left off and tried to start a fight with City's travelling party and squad – and appeared to spit on Kyle Walker before cops stepped in.

Hopefully, there will be no repeat of the horrific scenes when City take on Atleti's neighbours Real in the semi-final first leg on either April 26 or 27 at the Etihad Stadium.

And the second leg will go down at the Bernabeu on either May 3 or 4.

If City come through the clash unscathed, and Liverpool can dispose of Villarreal in the other semi-final, it will be an all-English final at the end of May.

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