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Cerezo was disappointed with the 2-1 loss to the unpaid German side but, while admitting there was a lot of criticism going on for Simeone right now, he added that he didn’t pay much attention to the dissenting voices.“Simeone is not untouchable and many disagreed with him yesterday. He’s the one who chooses the squad and if you don’t like him go buy your own club, build your own squad and choose your own XI, ”Cerezo said.
Simeone is Atletico’s second-longest-serving coach of all time and has a contract until 2022 with the club, which he took to two Champions League finals, two Europa League triumphs plus a title of La Liga and a Copa del Rey.
Atleti has also finished in the Spanish top three in the last eight campaigns.
“We stay calm, the game didn’t go as planned and we have to go home but we are relaxed about everything else. I think we still have a good team, it was not our night, ”Cerezo told reporters.
“The fans are frustrated and it’s bad because the truth is that we didn’t expect a result like this. But it’s football, these things happen. ”
“I think we had a very good season, we finished in the top three in La Liga and we qualified for the Champions League, which is not easy. “