Atletico coach Simeone happy with third-place finish

Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone says finishing third is their objective this season.
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Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone says finishing third is their objective this season.

Atletico are defending champions, but Simeone insists they cannot compete with big spending Real Madrid and Barcelona.

"Barcelona and Real's structure allows them to spend €80m on a single player, whilst we spend almost €100m on all of our signings," he remarked.

"Barcelona have Messi, Neymar and Suárez who are three of the five best players in the world. Real Madrid have Kroos and Rodríguez, as well as Bale. Both teams have improved with regards to last season and are stronger now."

 
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