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Crystal Palace can learn from Spanish champions Atletico Madrid

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ATLETICO Madrid are a team Crystal Palace can learn from, says Eagles first team coach Ben Garner. Garner spent a week watching the Spanish side the week before their La Liga title decider against Barcelona in May and was surprised at how physical they were. And after stifling team after team in the Premier League under Tony Pulis last season, Palace can perhaps relate to Atletico. "It's a very different style out there in Spain," said Garner. "The English leagues are very fast and physical, it's more of a technical approach in Spain. "However, Atletico almost play an English type of game. They are physical, very fit and organised, plus fantastic players with ability to counter. "They are a team for Palace to look at and learn from. You do try to do that from every team that has been successful, but they have done exceptional at the end of last season winning their league. "The two training sessions I watched out there, it struck me with the physical nature especially so close to the decider against Barcelona, and how intense it was."

Crystal Palace can learn from Spanish champions Atletico Madrid


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