Simeone made these remarks during a press conference ahead of their Saturday's home game that will see both teams fight for the second spot in Spain's top tier league standings, which Atletico currently holds with a two-point lead over its powerhouse rival, reports Efe.
But under Solari, Madrid has worked its way back into the top five and is now third with 42 points, but it trails leader Barcelona by eight points after 22 matches into the season.
Simeone also stressed the depth Madrid has gained under Solari, with players such as forward Vinicius of Brazil and Spanish winger Lucas Vazquez, who opened the scoring during Madrid's 1-1 draw against nemesis Barcelona in the first leg of the Copa del Rey semifinal also referred to as a Clasico.
Benzema found the back of the net three times over the most recent two league games - scoring twice in Madrid's 4-2 win over Espanyol and opening the scoring in their 3-0 win over Alaves, while he assisted on their lone goal in the 1-1 draw against Barcelona.
The coach said he did not think about the fatigue Madrid may have been struggling with after playing Barcelona on Wednesday, adding that this factor did not form any part of his plans for the game.
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