Koke: Losing La Liga title would be very painful

Thu 25 March 2021 | 8:35

Atletico Madrid captain comments on the team’s situation in the La Liga title race.

Atletico Madrid

had a great start to the season and managed to collect 50 points in their first 19 La Liga outings. However, Atletico have fallen in form in recent weeks and have won only four of their last nine clashes. Los Rojiblancos are currently leading in La Liga table with 66 points, four points clear of the second-placed



Atletico Madrid captain


believes there is no room for error in the title race and it would be ‘very painful’ not to get their hands on the silverware at the end of the season.

In an interview with

El Mundo Deportivo

, the Spaniard said:

“We all know that leagues are won at the end of the season. We know that things were going to adjust, we do not have to get out of our philosophy.

“We do not have to think if we are favorites or not, people see you that way because of the points you have. Barca and Madrid, who are among the best teams in the world, will fight to the end just like us.

“Losing La Liga title would be very painful for everyone. The effort we have made this season…we have gone through casualties due to injuries and Covid, perhaps that is why it is costing us more now.

“It would be a shame not to reach that goal, but I don’t think about it because right now I think about the national team.”



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