Filipe Luis, former player of Chelsea and from Atlético de Madrid, recognized that receiving messages from Diego Simeone when he was a rojiblanco player it was “stressful”.
The Brazilian gave an interview to Daily Mail prior to the dispute of the round of 16 of the Champions League and admitted that now when he receives messages from the coach he sees them as a friend.
However, Filipe Luis acknowledges that it was one of those messages that led him to leave Chelsea and return to Atlético. “Simeone told me, ‘come back, we’re going to win again and I need a winger like you.’ I did it and he said, ‘you see, you just play well for me.’ It brought out the best in me. He knew every corner of my brain “.
Filipe Luis also assured that it is not easy to play for Simeone because “he has no heart”. According to the Brazilian, “he never says to himself, ‘oh what a pity, poor player, I have to do this or that.’
“When he joined the team in 2011, Atlético was four points above relegation and made them champions of the Europa League that same season. That success has a name: Diego Simeone“.