The Eagles team B lost 2-3 to the 2018 Europa League Cup winners on Tuesday.
Simeone also told a post-match briefing at Godswill Akpabio International Stadium that the Super Eagles gave a good account of themselves.
“We are happy to be here today. It was a difficult match though we won. The Super Eagles played very well, they tried,” Simeone said.
The coach said that his team came with the mind to play and win even though it was a friendly match.
Goals from Angel Correa, Fernando Torres and Borja Garces denied the Super Eagles B side a victory in the entertaining match.
The Super Eagles scored two quality goals through Kelechi Nwakali (30th minute) and second-half substitute Usman Mohammed.