The Argentine has also ruled out feeling any pressure to win this title following the team’s signings in this transfer window.
It may be the first competitive match of the season for both teams, but Diego Simeone seems to have their opponent figured out.
The Argentine boss shared his views on what the game could have in store for Los Colchoneros, and hinted that neither team’s tactics could decide the outcome of the first-ever clash between the bitter rivals in this competition.
“Maybe physically we’re in better shape than they are, but what really matters is the level of intensity and emotion.
That could be the real game changer. We can win this game if we’re better emotionally,” Simeone said.
The former River Plate boss also shared the difficulties he had during this summer, mainly because he had to work with one part of the team in Singapore and the other half of the team back home.