Sam Allardyce believes Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone would be branded “boring” in the Premier League.
The Sunderland manager watched Simeone’s side produce a superb defensive display in their 1-0 Champions League semi-final first leg victory over Bayern Munich on Wednesday night.
“Seeing Atletico Madrid last night, how they played and how they then defended what they had against a side that is one of the favourites to win the Champions League and is well ahead in the German league,” he said.
“Now, everybody can say, ‘Well, that’s not entertaining’, but everybody is eulogising Simeone’s tactics now. I wouldn’t think they would do that in the Premier League so much. ‘He’s boring this guy, he defends too much’ – that’s what he’d get here.”