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Atletico Madrid signed Luis Suarez as a free agent from Barcelona over the summer, and the former Barca man has had an instant impact at Atletico.
Suarez is expected to be the dangerman to watch for in Tuesday’s Champions League tie, and Simeone admitted that he’s an important player to have.
In his press conference ahead of the game, Simeone was asked about the importance of Luis Suarez in his side, to which he said: “The presence of Luis Suarez is very important in every competition, not just the Champions League because he gives energy, he gives trust.
“All the opponents are really paying a lot of attention to him because he is the man who is scoring, so of course he is important every day.”
After hailing the impact of Suarez, Simeone also couldn’t resist the urge to turn his focus to Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel, as he hailed the new Blues boss as a top coach.
He went on: “Now we just have to make a good game against a big team with a new coach, a very big coach, an important one, who did his job everywhere he went to.”