Simeone: Correa more versatile than Aguero
The coach has been impressed with the Argentine’s start to the season but says he is a different player to the former Atletico Madrid star
Diego Simeone says Angel Correa offers Atletico Madrid a more varied threat than the club’s former striker Sergio Aguero.
Correa has impressed Simeone in the opening weeks of the new season with his energy up front for Atleti, while also showing he can link up play by dropping deep.
The Argentine, 20, has had to wait for his time to shine at Atleti after suffering a heart problem last season, but scored his first goal of the campaign against Eibar at the weekend.
Simeone has been impressed with the youngster and feels he could prove to be a better all-round player than Aguero, who scored 100 goals in 230 appearances during his five years at the club.
“They seem different to me,” he told Sport when asked about comparisons between the pair.
“One [Aguero] is more a pure forward, a number nine, and Angel breaks down the wings, moves between the lines, is improving and we hope that with this improvement the team will have different options.
“Angel can play in any part of the pitch, as a third forward out wide, or up front if needed. Kun is more a finisher of moves.”