‘My father is changing football’

Diego Simeone’s son Giovanni has claimed that his father is ‘changing football’ with Atletico Madrid.

The 18-year-old is currently in Argentina playing for River Plate, but that hasn’t stopped the teenager keeping a keen eye on what his dad is doing in the Spanish capital.

"[My father] is changing football,” he told Mundo Deportivo. “Changing the philosophy of the game, the thoughts behind each tactic. Atletico today are a reflection of what he thinks.

“[For him] on the field he you go for the kill, eat at the heels of your opponents. It is amazing what he has done since joining Atletico Madrid.

“We gather in the kitchen [to watch Atleti games], except my brother who goes to watch in his room alone.

“He always screams before the goals because of a delay. We are almost more aware of Gianluca and his shouting than Diego Costa's goals!”

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