Mandzukic Happy Together Atletico and Simeone
Madrid – Although only join Atletico Madrid last summer, Mario Mandzukic not escape from the issue of removals. But the Croatian international striker was happy in Los colchoneros and had no reason to leave.
Mandzukic joined Atletico at the beginning of the season to replace Diego Costa, who moved to Chelsea. So far the performance is impressive, in all competitions undertaken with Atletico he has a record of 19 goals and three assists from 30 matches.
This stylish appearance makes it mentioned already become the target of a large number of Premier League clubs for the transfer market this summer. But the 28-year-old insisted he was happy with Atletico.
“I’ve been in a great team. I would never consider leaving Atletico because I am happy here,” he told Football Espana.
“The media exaggerate the little things. They wrote that I was not happy at the club. If people could see in the derby, how pleased I am at Atletico,” he added.
One factor that makes Mandzukic increasingly tied with Atletico is Diego Simeone. Ex-Bayern Munich was admitted Simeone is the biggest factor in his decision to join, so it most likely will not leave during the Argentine coach was still at the club.
“I have been complimented many times Simeone. Again, I joined Atletico decision is largely due to him. I like the way he led the training, how he prepares the team, and motivate the players,” he continued.
“He stopped as a player not long ago and transmit positive energy that he got to the field. He is a great coach and I want to continue working with him as long as possible,” said Mandzukic.