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Atletico Madrid coach Simeone: Fans need to blame me

Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone says fans should blame him for their Champions League elimination.

Atletico blew a 2-0 first-leg lead to lose 3-2 to Juventus on aggregate this week.

"If the fans need to criticise someone, it should be me," Simeone explained.

"I'm the leader of this team. I'm responsible for everything.

"I feel challenged in every single game," Simeone confirmed. "Every time your team plays, a coach is exposed.

"He has to demonstrate his worth on a daily basis, not simply point towards times when he's already shown it."

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