Atletico misplaced 2-1 to Chelsea in the team phases of the Champions League after Michy Batshuayi struck a winner deep in stoppage time.
Chelsea weren’t ready to apply up that victory in opposition to Manchester City, as they have been defeated by means of a positive Kevin De Bruyne purpose at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.
But Simeone used to be effusive in his reward for the Blues for his or her away show in Madrid.
“We had never faced a team with the intensity of Chelsea,” Simeone advised Spanish radio station Cadena Ser.
“We struggled to press them effectively. We improved when (Antoine) Griezmann went on (Tiemoue) Bakayoko and left David Luiz free. But we were imprecise.”
Atletico have reached the Champions League ultimate two times in the final 4 years.
And Simeone thinks the English golf equipment will likely be a power to be reckoned with once more.
He added: “The English groups have advanced so it’s a lot more open.
“There is much less margin for error now.”
Chelsea will hope to get again to successful tactics away to Crystal Palace after the global destroy on Saturday October 14 (3pm).