Diego Simeone has apologized for clutching his genitals to celebrate during Atletico Madrid’s 2-0 win over Juventus on Wednesday. After the match, Simeone said his gesture, directed towards the crowd at the Wanda Metropolitano after Jose Gimenez scored Atletico’s opener, was to recognise the courage shown in their victory.
But at a press conference today, the Argentinian expressed regret for his behaviour. Atletico play Villarreal in La Liga on Sunday after what was arguably their best performance of the season against Juve, with a place in the Champions League quarter-finals now firmly within their grasp.
But Atleti’s form has been less impressive in the league, where two defeats in their last three games have left them seven points adrift of Barcelona.