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Simeone: Real Madrid will win La Liga next season

Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone has claimed that it will be "dangerously complicated" for anyone other than Real Madrid to win La Liga next season.

The Rojiblancos won the 2013-14 title, while Barcelona finished top of the Primera Division pile this season before going on to record a remarkable treble.

Madrid, by contrast, have been crowned champions of Spain just once in the past seven years, in 2012 under Jose Mourinho.

However, Simeone believes that Los Blancos are the clear favourites to triumph next season, intimating that external forces will ensure that Real will not go another season without lifting the Liga trophy.

Indeed, when asked how he saw the 2015-16 title race, the Argentine told AS: "Dangerously complicated for any team other than Real Madrid because it can't happen that Real Madrid wins only one league after seven years.

"So, I see [the Liga title race] dangerously prepared for Real Madrid, sadly."

Madrid finished second to Barca in La Liga this season, with the capital club's perceived failure resulting in the firing of Carlo Ancelotti and hiring of Rafael Benitez as his replacement.