Quotes from voters in AP Global Football 10

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Soren-Mikael Hansen, Politiken, Denmark

“Overcoming the early loss of two key players, the massive pressure from Camp Nou fans and a goal down to become champions of Spain must make Atletico team of the week - possibly the year.”

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Federico Giammeria, La Voz, Argentina

“Why (Diego) Godin? Because he synthesizes everything: his grip, his ambition, his South American ancestry and how to translate what (Atletico coach Diego) Simeone wants.”

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James Porteous, South China Morning Post

Diego Simeone’s achievement with the debt-ridden club (Atletico Madrid), a team that cost about as much as Gareth Bale’s left foot, has echoes of the young Alex Ferguson upsetting the Old Firm dominance in Scotland in the 80s.”

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Shintaro Kano, Kyodo news agency, Japan

“Not only did Atletico hold off Barcelona and Real (Madrid) and never lost at home to win La Liga, they have also managed to reach the Champions League final against their derby rivals while operating on a far smaller budget than the titans of Europe - like Manchester United.”

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Marco Monteverde, News Corp. Australia

“They didn’t win the game, but Atletico’s effort to hold Barcelona to a 1-1 draw at the Nou Camp was a performance to savour as it secured them a deserved La Liga title.”

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