By ESPNSTAR.com staff
Although Atletico Madrid lie second in the La Liga table, few consider them to be in the same league as Real Madrid and Barcelona.
Simeone told Canche Llena that he could not dispute such a claim, but he insisted a lack of challengers for the giants of Spanish football was not a good enough reason to declare the nation's top league as a dull competition.
"Since 2004, when Valencia were Champions, the title has only gone to Barcelona or Real Madrid. That's an undebatable fact. They win it and the rest are miles behind, but it's not boring. The football is good," Simeone explained.
"The league kills the dreams of fans who hope that one day their team could be champions. The huge budgets of Barcelona and Real Madrid make for a vast difference."
The Argentinean's team are currently seven points ahead of city rivals Los Blancos but trail Tito Vilanova's squad by nine. Although Simeone remained aware that the Catalans did not possess an unassailable advantage, he downplayed Atletico's chances of overtaking Barcelona.
"Sadly, other fans can't dream, Barcelona's current campaign is stunning," Simeone marvelled.
"I wouldn't say it's impossible to catch them, but the numbers are what they are, they don't lie."