Spurs goal differential is second best in PL. Long balls or short Simeone always plays on counterattacks. My point is Atletico are as hard to watch as any defensive club. But good results make it much easier to take. I do not like that style, I was a Poch fan, but it is perfectly legit and can bring results, as JM has shown in his career, as Simeone shows and even Tony Pulis has. That style of play will always have difficulties against the clubs at the bottom of the table playing same way and refusing to open up.