Arda Turan is a game changer says Diego Simeone

Arda Turan is a game changer says Diego Simeone [divider]

Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone revealed that Arda Turan is a game changer for the team.

“When he is playing well he can tip games in our favour, he is one of the players who can decide games for us,” Simeone was quoted as saying by ESPN.

Simeone also underlined that his side is not the same without the Turkish international.

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“The other day we were missing Arda and Raul and the absence of Arda is something different,” he added.

“He is a player who adds pause to our play, who knows when to combine with the defence, the full-backs and the attack. 

Turan has been out for the past week with injury but is set to make his return this week.

The Turkish international has become a vital part of Diego Simeone’s Atletico Madrid side since joining from Galatasaray.

Turan became the first Turkish born player to win the La Liga as Atleti won their first league title since 1996 last season.

The 28-year-old has lifted the La Liga, Copa Del Rey, Europa League, European Super Cup and reached the Champions League at Atleti.