“Honestly; It’s not easy to play for Diego Simeone,” he said.” He has no heart. He never speaks to himself, ‘Oh, what a pity, poor little player, I have to do this or that.’

Filipe Luis has played at Chelsea alongside Eden Hazard

Filipe Luis only spent one season at Chelsea, yet he has had a chance to play alongside Eden Hazard during his time at the London club. The Brazilian left-back believes that the current Real Madrid forward could go much better with more application. “Eden along with Neymar are the best players I have ever played with – up there with Lionel Messi,” Filipe Luis told reporters. “He trained poorly. He kept warm without tying his shoelaces. But then no player could take the ball off him. Eden would dribble past three or four players and win matches on his own. He has so much talent. Perhaps he lacks the ambition to say, ‘I will be the best player in the world,’ because he could be.”

Diego has no heart

It was at Atletico Madrid, not Chelsea, that Filipe Luis experienced his most tremendous success, however, and especially under Diego Simeone. However, he explained that Simeone is not someone with much sympathy for players, and his demands can be exhausting. “Honestly; It’s not easy to play for Diego Simeone,” he said.” He has no heart. He never speaks to himself, ‘Oh, what a pity, poor little player, I have to do this or that.’ No. He will decide what he has to determine solely to win. When he took over in 2011, the team had four points off relegation, and he made them winners of the Europa League that same season. He turned them into a monstrous side.”

Filipe Luis played well only for Simeone’s side

That success has one name: Diego Simeone. “About 120 players have passed through the club since his arrival. Some came as stars and did not play; others arrived without trust and became stars. It is a huge achievement. And he never wastes time. He will never do an ‘ah, let’s have some fun today.’ I was a full-back who lacked confidence in December when he arrived and the best left-back in the world by January. He’s the only one who got it from me. After leaving Atlético for Chelsea, where he struggled to find a place under Jose Mourinho, Filipe Luis returned to Madrid. “Simeone told me: ‘Come back, we will win again, and I need a full-back like you,'” he said.

“I came back and played well, and he said, ‘See, you only play well for me. You had to come back to play well again. He got the best of me. He knew every inch of my brain.”