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Garrido: Egyptian fans have respect for Simeone

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Former Al Ahly coach assured that there is a lot of respect from Egyptian fans to Atletico Madrid head coach .

Atletico defeated the Red Devils 3-2 in a friendly match that was held in Alexandria on Saturday. Simeone has claimed to have found all the love and respect from the Egyptians he met during the time he spent in Alexandria.

“Al Ahly is the biggest side in Egypt by some margin,” Garrido told Marca. “The expectation and record of winning titles, along with their mass following can only be compared in Spain with Real Madrid or Barcelona.”

Before the match, Garrido praised Egyptian football fans saying that there is a lot more passion in Egypt than in Spain.

“They know LaLiga very well here, like any Spaniard. I am here due to my past in Spain and at Villarreal. Barcelona and Madrid are followed everywhere, but the finest details about Atletico are known to the finest detail: that they are a very solid side and well-organised. They have the same respect for El Cholo as in Spain for the way he works.” the current Raja Casablanca added.

Garrido trained the Red Devils for a short period and was sacked due to poor results and an exit from the CAF Champions League.

In addition to being a hardcore football fan, Abdelrahman is a communications enthusiast who works in marketing, advertising, content creation and PR.

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