Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone made mild of the freezing temperatures in his aspect’s 2-0 win over Sevilla on Tuesday, saying the enjoyment of taking part in soccer made his aspect overlook the unforgiving chilly.
Thick mounds of snow might be seen on the sidelines after file snowfall within the Spanish capital over the weekend, which led to his aspect’s match with Athletic Bilbao being postponed.
Sevilla’s Fernando stated taking part in within the chilly had made the sport tougher for his aspect, however Simeone dismissed the suggestion the temperatures, which dropped as low as -7 Celsius (44.6 Fahrenheit), may put gamers off.
“When you start to play it’s just football, there’s no sun, wind, rain or snow,” Simeone instructed reporters.
“When the ball moves, it’s football. When you play football you forget about everything, when the ball moves it’s total happiness.”
The victory was Atletico’s fifth consecutive La Liga win and took them 4 factors clear on the prime of the standings with two video games in hand over nearest challenger Real Madrid.