Simeone compares Leicester to Atletico ahead of 'complex' clash

Leicester City is a bit like Atletico Madrid, according to the coach of the LaLiga giant Diego Simeone.

"Leicester depend on the details, as we also depend on the details. It's a well-worked and defensively balanced team and we are also similar like that. So it's an evenly-matched and complex qualifier."   -  Getty Images

Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone believes Leicester City is similar to his team as he prepares for a "complex" Champions League second leg.

The LaLiga giant carries a 1-0 lead to the King Power Stadium on Tuesday as it looks to reach the semifinal.

Simeone said there were plenty of similarities between his team and Leicester, the Premier League champion which has recovered from a poor start to the season.

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"Leicester depend on the details, as we also depend on the details," the Argentinian told a news conference on Monday.

"It's a well-worked and defensively balanced team and we are also similar like that. So it's an evenly-matched and complex qualifier."

Leicester is on a three-match winless run ahead of the clash, while Atletico is unbeaten in its past 10 outings.

Atletico has also been Champions League runner-up in two of the past three seasons and Simeone said his side's ability to fight made it stand out.

"The best thing that this team has been doing in the last years is competing," he said.

"Competing in every competition they play makes them different and it’s an important point that this group has."

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