Atlético Madrid’s season is irregular so far and the squad made some mistakes again, which finally led to the defeat against Athletic Club (2-1) and the elimination in the Spanish Super Cup. After the game, coach Diego Simeone spoke at a press conference and referred to the deficit shown by his squad.
“There are things that cannot be hidden, because they can be seen. The team does not have defensive strength in the passing game. Obviously, that takes away the opportunity to have better games or better opportunities to be higher in the LaLiga Santander table and, in this case, to continue in the Super Cup.”Explained the ‘Cholo’.
In the same way, the coach regretted the missed scoring opportunities. “After the 1-0, Lodi’s play occurred, which perhaps could be resolved better. Then, one from Carrasco, who threw it overhead. After that, with the changes, there was offensive vitality, but at that moment we couldn’t defend in the best way”He added.
“They came to us from a corner and we did not cover ourselves well. I must congratulate the rival and now we know that we have to keep working”Added Diego Simeone, again highlighting the fragility of his clients when it comes to branding.
However, DT is confident that the situation will improve. “In general terms, it was a good game, although, with the result, things seem worse. Joao Félix stood out, also Hermoso was good. Now we will have to improve these things in training, work on a day-to-day basis, in order to get ahead in the circumstances that will come.”, He indicated.
“We believe in the work we do and we seek to improve. From the game against Rayo onwards, we did well. It is evident that something makes us lose points and positions in LaLiga. We lack aggressiveness”, Declared Diego Simeone, who will now focus on the duel against Real Sociedad, for the Copa del Rey (January 19).