Diego Simeone has claimed that only Real Madrid, Barcelona, Bayern Munich and “perhaps Chelsea” are better than Atletico Madrid.
Los Colchoneros have progressed in leaps and bounds under the Argentine Coach, winning the Europa League in 2012, Copa del Rey a year later and defying the odds to pip both Barcelona and Real Madrid to La Liga supremacy in 2013-14.
“My priority was always Atleti [reflecting on the speculation prior to signing a new contract],” he told TyC Sports.
“Also, there aren’t many top teams left in football. There aren’t six teams better than us.
“Real Madrid, Barcelona, Bayern Munich, perhaps Chelsea and then us. Financially, there are 15.”