Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel, has snubbed the Blues and named Atlético Madrid as one of the toughest teams to beat in Europe.
Tuchel explained that Atlético Madrid have incredible quality to attack and play a possession game.
According to him, Diego Simeone’s side are complete because they rely on discipline and hard-work.
The German said this during his pre-match press conference on Tuesday ahead of Chelsea’s Champions League last-16 second leg tie against the La Liga leaders on Wednesday night at Stamford Bridge.
“I believe every club has its DNA, and with Diego Simeone, Atletico have become one of the toughest teams to beat in Europe over years and years,” Tuchel said.
“They rely on a disciplined, hard-working, super organised defence, but at the same time, they’ve incredible quality to attack and play a possession game.
“For me, it is a very complete squad, and you have to be aware of everything.”