Chelsea are not superior to Atletico Madrid, says Simeone

The Argentine trainer is looking forward to the Monaco showpiece versus the Premier League giants, and is hopeful of causing an upset
Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone is eagerly anticipating Friday's European Super Cup face-off with Chelsea, and is confident that his side can trouble the Champions League holders.

The Blues have strengthened their squad with players such as Oscar, Eden Hazard, Cesar Azpilicueta and Victor Moses this summer, but Simeone feels they are by no means better than Atletico.

"People may think Chelsea are superior because they won the Champions League, but when there is only one match to play we all know that everything becomes more difficult," he told the official Uefa website.

"We don't have anything to prove. It is a match between two teams that have won two different cups – and we are very proud of the cup we won.

"We know the Super Cup match is beautiful, but we focus on every single match. We know how important it is. After having won the Europa League, and now facing the Champions League winners, we are in a nice place. I hope we can enjoy it."

Friday's match in Monaco kicks off at 20:45CET.