Germán 'Mono' Burgos, Diego Simeone's No 2 at Atletico Madrid, took to Instagram to show how he helps motivate the players. Mono wrote: "This is our first day of work in the week where we're preparing for two finals that are coming our way. Real Sociedad and Juventus."
"The players are adapting in the best way but the fastest thing they must adapt to is the weight our basge has and that requires mental preparation first to make the body in shape after.
"It's to take on each game as if they were finals. We're preparing for finals! Not games! When the player understands that message you're much closer to hitting your objectives. The first thing you have to add to these minds and in everyone in general is this phrase. 'I'd' prefer to die with an arrow in the chest and not one in the ass. That is the recipe to get the team competitive and give the best of themselves on the pitch.
"You have to give your life for your team-mate and carry him to success!"