The Atlético de Madrid will be measured this Tuesday at Chelsea in a game that despite playing local will not do it in the Wanda Metropolitano. Neither in Madrid, and not even in Spain, but it will do so in Bucharest, due to restrictions on flights from the United Kingdom, due to the fear of the expansion of the British variant.
The rojiblanco club chose the Romanian capital to face the ‘blues’, since both Portugal and France also have restrictions established for the British country. Thus, the meeting will be held in the Nationala Arenaprecisely where Atlético won the UEFA Cup in 2012.
In addition to the inconveniences in terms of logistics and the comfort of the footballers that the trip and playing at home outside their stadium may entail for the rojiblanco team, as reported by El Mundo, the club will have to face a large extra outlay.
Given the inability of UEFA to bear the costs of transport, hotel, stadium rental and others, as Enrique Cerezo, president of Atlético, has recognized, the club you will have to pay up to 200,000 euros, a very high figure considering that this match in the Metropolitan would cost only 10,000.
“It’s like that, take it or leave it”, Affirmed the president in Onda Cero. Cerezo also considered that the fairest thing would have been a eliminatory on neutral ground, thus avoiding a Chelsea lead in the second leg at Stamford Bridge.
For his part, Simeone sought keep your team away from these problems at a press conference. “We take care of the game, not of what we cannot solve. Honestly, what I think is that at this moment, with many problems for many workers, we who can play wherever and whenever, because we love football ”.