Atletico Madrid's head coach Diego Simeone is a difficult man to please, after his side continued their unbeaten start to the new league campaign and showed complete dominance over their La Liga opponents Levante on Saturday night.
Regardless of the result, he still cut a frustrated figure on occasions on the touchline at the Ciutat de Valencia stadium. Nevertheless, the manner in which his side kept possession, the clever movement off the ball and the way that they collectively attacked at searing pace, you could not fail to be impressed.
When the first goal was scored in the 4th minute after the recalled French international Kevin Gameiro broke and crossed dangerously and the unfortunate Levante defender Robert Pier turned the ball into his own net, the match was over as a contest due to Atletico's dominance for the remainder of the game.
Post match comments, reported on the club's official website, after the resounding victory the Argentine said: "It was a very important win.
“We’ve been growing since about three or four games. We’ve been improving in intensity, in how we pressure on the pitch and at the time to score goals. I’m sticking with the team’s teamwork. It keeps on improving.
“We don’t think about where our matches are. We always have to play the same way, with the same intensity and want to win. Now, the only thing we’re thinking about is our match against Elche.”
The players' performance showed that they are a collective unit which is an ethos ingrained into them by the coach. If they continue to play in that manner and with that level of intensity they are sure to have a tremendous season domestically and in Europe.