10 of Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone's best quotes

Atletico Madrid's manager is enjoying one of his finest moments as a manager. The coach arrived at Atletico on December 23, 2011, after Gregorio Manzano was sacked, and in his first season won the Europa League, finishing fifth in La Liga.

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Since then he's given Atletico winning character and a formidable style of play. Defensive strength and cohesion. 

They have lifted one league title, one Copa del Rey, one Spanish Super Cup, one Europa League title and one Spanish European Super Cup - plus were beaten in the 2014 Champions League final by Real Madrid. 

Atletico's mentality has changed a lot in the last few years and the personality they have comes from the coach. Here are some of his best quotes...

"As my friend Nelson Vivas said, only in the dictionary does success come before work."

"I prefer playing well to playing pretty."

"You've never hit the bottom. It could be worse. If you know what happened, you can solve it." 

"Play each game as if it were the last."

"The effort is not negotiable."

"The best don't always win, but those who fight, and those who are the most sure of what they are doing."

"The difference between Madrid and Barcelona is 400 million worth of budget. But the budget ends when the referee blows; heart is equal to the budget."

"I only want us to be an annoying team. I believe in order above anything else."

"In life the only thing you can't change is your mother and your team."

"You have to play the games with a knife between your teeth on the pitch."



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