Diego Simeone, coach of Atletico Madrid, said Monday that "when the goal appears, everything looks better and the games are better resolved", in reference to the current negative streak of the rojiblanco set, and insisted that his team needs "more forcefulness" and have more regular 90 minutes.
«Ours has always been work. We will continue working to improve this moment that we are going through. I believe that the team still does not maintain regularity. The most continuous game in the 90 minutes was in Russia (0-2 to Lokomotiv). In other games we had moments that were good », he explained about the situation of his team, which has won five of his eleven official meetings.
«We must seek to improve what we need every day. And we need to have more forcefulness, continue to insist on what happened in the first half of the other day, that we had occasions, and get closer to Costa and Morata having them. That speaks of the team generating situations, ”continued the coach.
«When the goal appears, everything else looks better and the games are better resolved. If you win 2-0 it is easier than if you win 1-0. He is always defending that 1-0 is complicated, ”said the Argentine coach, who was also asked about his sentence last Saturday after 1-1 with Valencia in the Metropolitan.
"Those who want to work will surely get along very well with me and those who are guilty will surely not," said Simeone two days ago, who said Monday that he has "nothing to clarify." «It was simply an expression of what I feel (…) I don't have one guilty or another. I will not say if the group is to blame, the press … If you want me to say that, I will not say it ».
Simeone, on the other hand, also warned of the potential of this Tuesday's rival in the Champions League, Bayer Leverkusen, despite his last 3-0 loss to the Eintracht in Frankfurt. "I saw the match. It is true that the first 20 minutes were not good for Bayer, but then made an extraordinary second half. The match figure was the rival goalkeeper", said.
"In all the games we have seen, he has always had a very tidy way of playing and with a very worked game," added the coach, who highlighted the "very important personality" to play for the German team "in all the fields he has played. ». "But when he loses all this good thing I'm telling is nothing," he said.
"Is a very vertical team, which has very good players inside and that has a lot of fast people around the bands. It's going to be a very tough game, ”continued Simeone, who will seek in his eleven“ find the best players who can reflect on the field what the team needs. ” "I absolutely cling to that," he said.
In his test this Monday, Simeone had Jan Oblak in the goal; Kieran Trippier, José María Giménez, Felipe Monteiro and Mario Hermoso, in defense; Héctor Herrera, Thomas Partey and Saúl Ñíguez, in the center of the field; Koke Resurrection, at the half point; and Diego Costa and Ángel Correa, in the lead.
Jan Oblak is indisputable in the goal, from this course second captain of Atlético. «Little by little he got involved in the way the group moves, we understood that it was an important step he deserved for his work within the group and within the team and he is a footballer who does not speak much, but when he speaks it is very clear» , the technician reviewed the new role of the Slovenian goalkeeper.
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