Simeone in sarcastic ref jibe

Diego Simeone slammed David Fernandez Borbalan’s decision to send him to the stands in Atletico Madrid’s 2-1 victory over Deportivo La Coruna.

The Coach was ordered to leave his dugout for the second time in his Atleti career on Saturday after he expressed his displeasure with the official’s failure to penalise Sidnei for a foul.

“When [David Fernandez Borbalan] blows his whistle then I’ll behave better,” he said after the game,” he said after the match.

“I protested because I thought Sidnei deserved a yellow. The fourth official then warned me [for my protests] and the referee dismissed me.

Nonetheless, Simeone was delighted with Los Colchoneros’ win at Riazor, a result which moved them four points clear of Valencia in third place.

“I think we had a good first half, with good balance and fluidity in our play. In the second half, Depor improved with the support of their fans,” he added.

“They began going forward, and it’s clear that their enthusiasm created the feeling of danger.

“Koke has many aspects to his game. He wins the ball back, launches attacks… Eventually, I imagine he’ll stay in between the lines.”

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