Still, for this, the club had to overcome substantial financial imbalances. Not so long ago, only Atletico supporters heard on TV the famous Champions League music.
Atletico to overcome substantial financial problems
Throughout Diego Simeone’s career, on the bench at Atletico Madrid, the club has been ever-present in the Champions League, which will continue in the 2020/21 season. Still, for this, the club had to overcome substantial financial imbalances. Not so long ago, only Atletico supporters heard on TV the famous Champions League music. If they accidentally drove past the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on their way home, now the club is regularly regarded as serious contenders to win it. Before the arrival of Simeone, the Champions League was only twice in the schedule of Atletico; in fact, there were frequent cases of seeing the club altogether outside Europe. Now they are respected and afraid, wherever they go, they are on the same level as Barcelona, Bayern, Real Madrid, Manchester City, Juventus, and PSG.
They have infinitely less financial resources than the clubs mentioned above. But they have found ways to overcome this through smart dialing and a particular playing style. Although many of these circumstances can be explained due to specific reasons due to abhorrent ownership or cost overruns. It’s fully appreciated how keen Atletico were to look at Manchester United and Inter. Inter went six years without tasting Champions League football. While Manchester United have only qualified twice since Bayern Munich eliminated David Moyes’ side. Atletico Madrid did not just compete either; they reached two finals and are one step away from another one of this term. The weak domestic season before the COVID-19 pandemic left Simeone’s charges outside the top four, but the club demanded that they qualify for the Champions League to ease financial pressure on the organization, and the Argentine coach certainly delivered.