MADRID, Jan. 26 (SportsFinding) –
Atletico Madrid coach Diego Pablo Simeone has lamented that the team did not start playing the game against Leganés (0-0) as he did in the second half, and has ensured that they have “an important week” ahead to recover “calm”, in addition to highlighting the “extraordinary” behavior of the fans despite the painful elimination in Copa del Rey.
“Confidence recovers first with work, looking for alternatives and solutions. We have an important week ahead of us to work, to recover a little calm, which in football is necessary. I have an important workforce, some boys will recover in this week, “he told a press conference.
Thus, the Argentine coach considered that the players could have a little anxiety after three consecutive games without winning. “It is normal that after two consecutive defeats and playing at home the team goes out with that need for acceleration, which sometimes makes you choose badly and be blocked. It happens to all the teams in the world,” he said.
In addition, he appealed to be able to start the matches with the same intensity with which they played on Sunday the second part. “Once again, in the first half we couldn't make the game we wanted. In the second, it was a match closer to what we were looking for, with a game better positioned in the rival field, with some dangerous situation and with the feeling that there were chances of winning the game, “he said.
“We are left with that, with continuing to work to find that stability that names do not give you. In Eibar we begin with those who started the second half today and the answer was the same. It does not go by names, but by the intention of starting as we play the second half, “he continued.
On the other hand, Simeone highlighted the “extraordinary” reception of fans despite the debacle of the Copa del Rey against Cultural Leonesa. “It excites you, it compromises you, it makes you responsible. The team came from playing three games outside, making an important Super Cup … People are always well. I have no doubt that at other times these types of games were lost. No I doubt that the whole positive environment generated that we could do a competitive second half and where we were closer to winning, “he said.
In this regard, he explained that he does not recriminate the fans who may show their discomfort from the team's bad streak. “I can't say anything to people, you have to prove with facts and not with words. Words are eaten by the wind, facts are the only thing that is worth to people,” he said.
“I am very respectful for everything that people think. At Atlético de Madrid I had to be whistled as a soccer player, I remember it on my return, where I was not well. People come to see their team win, and when he team is not good, it is critical. It makes us responsible and makes us look for solutions, “he added.
Finally, the 'Cholo' did not want to analyze the moments of tension experienced after the expulsion of goalkeeper 'Pichu' Cuéllar. “I did not see what the goalkeeper of the rival team did and when I turned around Germán -Burgos- he told me that he had been expelled. We are here to try to solve the game, not to set the rhythm guidelines,” he concluded.