There is no denying that the Spanish soccer club Atletico Madrid have had an absolutely fantastic season and much of the credit for this amazing campaign has to go to the head coach Diego Simeone, who has really brought out the best in the players. As well as winning La Liga this season, Atletico Madrid are also in the Champions League final, but they could fall victim to their overachieving success.
Following such a fantastic season this season, expectations for next season are going to be higher than ever and, while this season there was not too much pressure on the players and the manage to achieve success, next season the pressure will be higher than ever. Diego Simeone and his team will be expected to kick on from this season and achieve more of the same in the next campaign.
However, that is going to be a lot easier said than done, as due to such a great season some of the bigger players at the club are already attracting interest from some bigger clubs around the world. Atletico Madrid's top scorer Diego Costa, who managed to score 27 league goals this season, already looks to have agreed to a move to Chelsea this Summer and now doubt some more will follow him out the door.
Atletico Madrid and Diego Simeone deserve all the praise that they are receiving right now but they are going to have to work harder than ever next season in order to keep the fans and the board happy. Another title challenge, a good cup, and another decent Champions League campaign will be the minimum requirement next season and it will be interesting to see if they can deliver.