SEOUL, South Korea (Yonhap) By Ahn Hong-Seok “I Saw The Requirements Of A Strong Team In The Energy And Enthusiasm Shown By The Substitutes.”

That’s what Atletico Madrid (AT Madrid) coach Diego Simeone said after the team ended its two-game preseason series in South Korea on a high note by defeating Manchester City (England), which won the European treble last season.AT Madrid defeated City 2-1 in the second leg of the Coupang Play Series at the Seoul World Cup Stadium on Tuesday. After losing 2-3 to Team K-League in the first leg three days earlier, AT Madrid raised the bar with the win. With a solid defense that lasted for a long time, the team was able to prevent City from scoring, and their counterattacks were smooth. Most impressively, players who came on as second-half substitutes were responsible for the first and final goals. Preseason friendlies are also a time for fierce competition for starting spots .For a manager who doesn’t have any ‘stagnant water’ in his squad and wants everyone to constantly strive to get better, it’s good to see substitutes scoring one goal after another .Depay, in particular, was brought in from 스포츠토토존 FC Barcelona at the end of last season, and his place in the squad was in doubt after he missed a number of games with a calf injury.”In a friendly, the way you play is as important as the result,” Simeone said. “In the last game we lost energy in the second half, but today was different,” Simeone said. “The players who came on in the second half and played 20-30 minutes showed passion, which is what you need to be a strong team. He added: “It was good today, just as it was good in the second half of last season. We played well against the best team in the world, showing passion, determination, and character.” “However, we won’t put too much importance on the win as it was a friendly. We will show everything when the season starts. “Simeone gave a lukewarm answer to the question of whether Atletico Madrid will make any further signings in the summer transfer window. “We are working to build a good squad with the club,” Simeone said, “but I am happy with the squad we have now. All the players are competing with humility .”AT Madrid concluded its long preseason in South Korea. “Korea is a country with respect and order,” Simeone said, adding that it was difficult to control (the schedule) because of the traffic.

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