Simeone: “The team finished how we wanted to play”


The Atlético de Madrid coach, Diego Pablo Simeone, confessed the difficulty his team had this Sunday against Real Betis and pointed out that in the second half it was where he saw the Atleti he wanted, with a lot of heat at Benito Villamarín.

“We know that at this point of the year in Seville it is hot, that’s why the game started at 9:30 p.m. The boys tried to make the best game. They were better in the first half, controlling the game without having chances to score or almost none. We in the second half, the same, perhaps having a better chance,” he said at a press conference.

The ‘Cholo’ insisted on the second half of his team. “The team went from less to more and ended the game as we wanted to play it. Trying to win, being in the rival field. The second half was good, without a doubt. We had to play and run, beyond the heat. Betis slowed down and we uploaded it,” he said.

In addition, the Atlético coach denied being concerned about the team’s offensive plot in a particular way. “Last week we scored three goals, today we didn’t score, but the team has good players,” he said, highlighting the contribution of the bench.

“We wanted to win, we couldn’t, we tried in the second half to have options, we can’t do more, it was tied. Forcefulness, those teams that manage to have forcefulness in the areas are the ones who take the wins,” he added, waiting for ” what the club can do” in terms of reinforcements before the market closes.