Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone is assured Luis Suarez will make issues troublesome for Chelsea in Tuesday’s Champions League last-16 first leg tie regardless of his latest scoring drought in Europe’s high competitors.
Suarez has scored 16 instances in his debut season with Atletico to propel them to the highest of La Liga however he has but to search out the online in 4 Champions League video games for the membership.
In his earlier 4 seasons with Barcelona, he solely scored 10 instances within the Champions League whereas he has not netted in an away match within the competitors since September 2015.
“Luis generates worry in rivals it doesn’t matter what competitors it’s,” Simeone advised a information convention earlier than Tuesday’s recreation, moved from Atletico’s Wanda Metropolitano to Romania as a consequence of a ban on arrivals in Spain from Britain to regulate COVID-19 infections.
“He has abilities and qualities that appeal to a number of consideration from any rival. We’ll speak about his issues scoring away from residence after we go to London, however tomorrow is a house recreation for us.”
Simeone praised reverse quantity Thomas Tuchel, who has led the Chelsea to 5 wins and two attracts in all competitions since succeeding Frank Lampard in January.
“We’ll be dealing with a workforce with a coach that has managed to get each facet he has taken cost of to play engaging soccer. He has come to a membership which have a number of monetary energy and who at all times make good signings,” he mentioned.
“This season they’ve signed some glorious younger gamers and since Tuchel has arrived they’ve improved their outcomes so much.
“However their squad speaks for itself, simply have a look at the standard of their three goalkeepers, that proves their energy, and their attacking gamers may get in any workforce on the planet.”
Simeone’s facet landed within the Romanian capital smarting from a shock 2-0 residence defeat to Levante which minimize their lead on the high of La Liga to 3 factors and left them with one victory of their final 4 matches.
The Argentine additionally didn’t make a fuss concerning the change of venue for a match they need to have hosted at residence.
“Within the present state the world is in we simply need to try to give attention to doing what we take pleasure in, which is enjoying soccer, with out worrying about what we will’t management. We’ll simply give attention to dealing with an excellent facet with high gamers,” he mentioned.