Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone has been criticised by compatriot, Jorge Sampaoli, who is not a fan of his style of play.
The former Chile manager was in attendance for Barcelona’s 2-1 win over Atletico Madrid.
And Sampaoli has a different view of the game, despite the results he has achieved, having led the Spanish capital club to La Liga glory in 2013-14.
“I don’t believe in the same kind of football as he does and I think we have very different outlooks on this sport,” he told AS.
“That said, you cannot deny how good Atletico are. The level of commitment the players show towards him is praiseworthy.
“Only with that commitment is the Atletico machine able to always play well.”
Sampaoli said he preferred the style of Pep Guardiola, adding that Bayern Munich were the model team in world football.
“I look at Bayern Munich and Pep Guardiola and I notice their way of doing things,” he said.
“In the same way that you noticed the style of [Marcelo] Bielsa in his teams. This is an important thing and not something that you notice with every manager.
“I don’t know if they’ll win the Champions League as that comes down to fine details. In general I see more matches than ever, but less football.”