LE BAL – “Catenaccio of the 60s? What is it?” (Atletico Madrid)

Former Italy manager Arrigo Sacchi has harshly criticized the way Atletico Madrid played at the Etihad against Manchester City last Tuesday. Diego Simeone’s side finished the match in England without a single shot on Ederson’s goal.

“The time he spent in Italy as a player influenced him as a coach: first he worries about not losing and then you see what happens. Instead of spending so much money for the players, Atlético should have bought a game idea. They don’t want to play football and this kind of game tires the fans. And it amazes me that the Spaniards, so passionate about football and beauty of the game, accept that. Catenaccio 60s? What is it?” Sacchi asked in an interview with Gazzetta Dello Sport.

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