"When I built Leicester, Atletico Madrid was one of the teams I watch. And I tried to compare Leicester to Atletico Madrid," Ranieri told British broadcaster Sky Sports on Monday. "Simeone is an Argentinian - born in Argentina, played in Italy. And Atletico Madrid play in an Italian style. It's very, very difficult: 4-4-2, very compact, very strong, straightaway go forward, high quality, high intensity."