Koke: It seems as though the media want to get rid of Simeone

first_img 21/12/2016 Atletico Madrid midfiedler Koke has given his backing to manager Diego Simeone.  The Rojiblanco have struggled in recent weeks, losing league games against Real Sociedad, Real Madrid, Sevilla and Villarreal.  On top of that there’s been speculation Simeone may be keen to leave the club in the summer, but Koke says the press are wrong to doubt Simeone’s intentions.  He added: “Our aim is to be third but if we finish higher, all the better.” “The media always asks the same question, if he will continue…it seems as though you want to get rid of Cholo,” he said. “We are well and working hard, we’ve been doing the same things for five years now. CET Sport EN “He has a contract [until 2018] and it seems that his intention is to respect it. “Teams go through spells and we are working hard. We’ve had a fantastic 2016 and we hope 2017 will be even better. Koke did admit that Atletico “need to be more consistent in La Liga” but suggested winning the title is not an aim. Upd. at 13:36 last_img