Lemar discusses Atleti move

first_imgThomas Lemar has stated that he will go to the “maximum” for Atletico Madrid and manager Diego Simeone.The former Monaco star has revealed he will go to any lengths to impress the ever demanding Simeone after signing for Atletico.Lemar is not afraid of the physical demands usually expected from his players by new boss Diego Simeone.The French international rose to limelight during the 2016-17 season under the tutelage of Leonardo Jardim as Monaco won the French Ligue 1 title and made it to the semi-finals of the UEFA Champions League.After transfers to English clubs Arsenal and Liverpool failed to materialize, Lemar has now signed for Spanish club Atletico Madrid.The Europa League winners added the French winger to their squad after the departure of Yannick Carrasco and Nicolas Gaitan earlier this year.Gerard Pique, Neymar, BarcelonaLa Liga Betting: Match-day 4 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Despite it being very early into La Liga season, both Barcelona and Real Madrid have had unprecedented starts to their campaigns. With this in…Both Gaitan and Carrasco struggled with the demands of Simeone but Lemar is convinced he has what it takes to be a success at the Wanda Metropolitano.“I know about their struggles and it doesn’t bother me. I have the capacity to run for long periods, in Atletico they’re very demanding with that.” Lemar told reporters during his presentation on Monday, according to Goal.Lemar’s signing has been hailed as a statement signing by Atleti who have also added Portuguese winger Gelson Martins and Spanish midfielder Rodrigo to their ranks.Lemar is hoping to make it to a UEFA Champions League Final with Atletico Madrid this season.“It’s a goal for us, we want to go as far as we can in the competition. Hopefully, we’ll make it to the final and win it this time around.”last_img

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