ANDhe president of Atletico Madrid, Enrique Cherry, has been through Radio BRAND to present the MadCup, an authentic international grassroots football party hand in hand with the Academy of the rojiblanco club with the Sports City Wanda Alcal de Henares as the main venue for the tournament.
MadCup. “Teams come from all over the world. The big party will be at the Wanda Metropolitano on June 27. Last year, the first edition, there were 440 teams and more than 7,000 players. It was a great success. All the teams from Europe, from Africa, from Asia they are going to come… In just one year it has taken on great importance. In addition to a sporting event, it is a social event”.
Champions classification. “It’s a historical record. In Europe I don’t think there are many teams that have achieved 10 consecutive years playing the Champions League. For us it is very important and fundamental for the team, a team that in the last 10 years has made an incredible career of the hand of our coach Cholo Simeone”.
In Europe I don’t think there are many teams that have achieved 10 consecutive years playing the Champions League
The new Ferguson? “He still has 10 years left… but it’s all about proposing.”
Simeone. “He has achieved many successes and above all a lot of tranquility with a coach who lives, feels and is always with Atltico de Madrid”.
Season. “I always say at the beginning of the season that you have to be among the top three, play a magnificent role in the Champions League and try to win the Copa del Rey. This year, for many people who haven’t been a season, we’re probably going to get the third place, having reached the quarterfinals in the Champions League and having been eliminated in the Cup against Real Madrid. But we’ve been there. For us, what we expect is what we always want at the beginning of the season”.
Team. “We have not been fine in defense nor has it been a season in which we have scored many goals. But it has been fulfilled. In the end there is only one champion, there is only one runner-up and only one third place. I would give a 7 grade to the team. Not bad, huh? I’m a good teacher.”
Results “There are teams that have been luckier than others. Within a few weeks we will be able to congratulate the squad for having had a noble season. to come out champion and you are fifth”.
Match. “Here we all defend ourselves and we all attack and there is no problem. Each coach has his booklet. For us, the master’s booklet that we have has served us well for 10 years and we hope it will continue like this for 10 more. Every player who comes to our team he knows well how Simeone trains and how he wants to play. No one can be surprised by that. There are players who have magnificent seasons and other gray ones. No player can spend 10 years playing at the pace that the coach or the team really demands. Working with a team human is very difficult and we have found the person who has understood this human team, who understands it and will continue to understand it”.
Griezmann. “He has a splendid future. This season, due to injuries and problems in the sporting circumstances, has not been what we all expected. But for me he is one of the three or four best players in Europe. And with how difficult it is find good players we are not going to let go of essential players for us”.
For me, Griezmann is one of the three or four best players in Europe
Corridor. “Madrid plays at home and it’s normal for the corridor to be made. We didn’t make the corridor due to a series of circumstances outside the sports field. The issue got very heated. We didn’t want to have any enmity, neither from fans nor from managers , nor of players. It is the first time that I see that when Madrid came out in our stadium they were not pitted. I never think that Madrid wants to lose”.