Gabby Agbonlahor has insisted he doesn’t wish to see Diego Simeone anyplace close to the Premier League after the newest soiled antics from his Atletico Madrid facet.
The Spanish facet had been slammed as a ‘disgrace’ after one more fiery conflict with Manchester City within the Champions League, which descended right into a brawl within the tunnel after they had been dumped out of Europe.
City held on to assert a 0-0 attract Madrid as they progressed to the semi-finals due to their 1-0 first-leg win on the Etihad, and it was a deserved consequence given what they needed to put up with over the 2 legs.
Atleti’s gamers appeared intent on combating the City stars, with Jack Grealish focused by gamers all through each video games, whereas Phil Foden was additionally kicked across the pitch on Wednesday night time.
Felipe was despatched off for a second yellow after he kicked out at Foden, whereas Stefan Savic tried to pull the England man from the pitch, later pulled Grealish’s hair, and likewise headbutted Raheem Sterling within the ensuing melee.
Felipe’s dismissal sparked a livid response from Simeone, who has been blamed for making a ‘toxic’ tradition on the Wanda Metropolitano.
Simeone has been linked with strikes to the Premier League previously, however talkSPORT host Adrian Durham stated on Wednesday night time the behaviour of his Atletico facet in latest seasons is the rationale why he isn’t answerable for an enormous membership.
And former Aston Villa captain Agbonlahor hopes the unhealthy boy Argentine by no means arrives within the English prime flight, saying it’s higher off with out him and his combative model.
“For me, Simeone, I don’t want him in the Premier League,” he advised the talkSPORT Breakfast present.
“His antics, he was basically giving his team the licence to go out and kick players. Savic, I think he could have had three red cards!”
Agbonlahor went on to pile criticism on ‘bully’ Savic, saying Simeone is responsible for his staff’s darkish arts and it’s not one thing that ought to be introduced into the English prime flight.
He additionally hailed the conduct of the Man City gamers, who stored their cool, when Agbonlahor admitted he would have celebrated emphatically in entrance of Simeone at full-time to rub within the consequence.
“He’s your typical bully, Savic,” the talkSPORT pundit added. “He picked on Foden, one of many smallest gamers on the pitch, he had one thing in opposition to Grealish, I don’t know what it was, however he’s a typical bully.
“I don’t suppose he’d try this if Duncan Ferguson, Emile Heskey, John Carew, Vincent Kompany, if gamers like that had been on the pitch I don’t suppose Savic does it. He’s a bully and I believe he’s a shame.
“All the antics from all of their gamers had been a shame. We’ve seen the video of the tunnel and that was embarrassing as nicely.
“Credit to Man City. To come away from that recreation with no suspensions, credit score to the supervisor who has advised them to not react and credit score to the gamers.
“Sterling bought headbutted, he didn’t react. Grealish bought his hair pulled by the bully Savic, he didn’t react. Foden bought kicked and booted in every single place and none of these gamers rose to it.
“I used to be watching the sport and I used to be fuming, and never simply because I’m mates with Jack.
“Those gamers had been higher than I might have been – I might have been celebrating in entrance of Simeone and in entrance of their gamers.
“I don’t perceive it as a result of Atletico Madrid had been taking part in good soccer. They had been the higher staff on the night time and people antics are costing them time, costing them momentum within the recreation, I simply didn’t perceive it.
“They need a goal and they could have scored in the last 15 minutes from the chances they had, they should have scored. They’ve got idiots like Savic who just want to kick people like he’s playing in the 90s.”
However, regardless of widespread condemnation, one man beloved watching Atletico’s antics on Wednesday night time.
Former Chelsea defender Jason Cundy beloved each second of the heated encounter and noticed nothing unsuitable with the Spanish facet’s ‘horrible’ model.
In truth, he stated Simeone could be welcome at Chelsea, ought to Thomas Tuchel go away his submit on the Stamford Bridge anytime quickly.
“If Simeone rocked up at Chelsea, he is perfect,” stated the Sports Bar host. “He is completely excellent for us.
“Honestly, if Tuchel goes for no matter motive within the subsequent two or three years and Simene rocks up…ohhh.
“I might like to see Simeone within the Premier League, like to see it. We’d be essentially the most hated membership on the earth once more!
“Who cares? We’ve been hated for the last 15 or 20 years!”
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