Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone has insisted that he has no problems with Cristiano Ronaldo's "cojones" gesture which appeared to be aimed at the Argentinian during Juventus' 3-0 win over the Spanish side in the round of 16 second leg clash on Tuesday.
Ronaldo once again showed the world why he is one of the best, netting a hat-trick, the 52nd one of his career to help Juventus mount a comeback and qualify for the quarter-finals, despite coming into the game trailing by two goals from the first leg.
Simeone created headlines during the first leg when he was seen aiming a "cojones" gesture after Atletico scored, which was mimicked by Ronaldo during his treble, and the 48-year-old revealed that he had no issue with Ronaldo's celebration.
"Cristiano Ronaldo is the best in the world, he can put in these performances on big nights. He will have seen how I did it at the Wanda Metropolitano and, like me, was trying to show his character," Simeone said as quoted by Mirror.
“I have to congratulate Juve, because they attacked very well. They did better and deserved the victory. It’s true, we made mistakes too, but they did better tactically and on the second balls," he added.
With only the La Liga to play for, it will be interesting to see how Simone goes about his business considering that his side are trailing leaders Barcelona by seven points, a margin which would be tough to make up.