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Simeone’s task grows tougher as they draw with Bayern

Wed 02 December 2020 | 12:52

The Spanish club will need to win their final game in the Champions League after their failure to win against their guest, Bayern Munich.

Following their 1-1 Champions League draw with

Bayern Munich

,

Atletico Madrid

, will be facing a tougher task ahead when they face

RB Salzburg

. Simeone’s men, who were hoping to win the game to secure their spot on the table as the second team, must win their final game on the Group otherwise they have to bid their European race a farewell.

"We are not being forceful enough in attack, but we do create chances,"

Simeone said.

"Now we have a very tough game against Salzburg.”

"A small scoreline means you can always be caught. But until the penalty, Bayern had no chances to score."

Later the Argentinian coach spoke of

Luis Suarez

and

Diego Costa

, who were missing due to Coronavirus and injury respectively, and the goal

Joao Felix

scored with

Marcos Llorente

’s assist.

"It would not be fair to speak about the attacking players. Luis is missing through coronavirus, Diego is in his recovery phase and will be out for longer,"

he said.

"The work we are doing is good, but we have to work harder on finishing situations. We are working on that in training.”

"The players are working hard and are in good shape. It is not easy having this forcefulness that will solve our issues. In these situations we will only improve.”

"I liked the move for the goal... [Yannick] Carrasco's pass to Llorente. We are already showing signs of more tranquility."

Felix

also agreeing with their coach said:

"We had more opportunities than them but did not take them. These things can happen in football."

"We can have many opportunities but if we do not score them, they are worthless. They only had a few and one of them was enough to earn a draw."

Simeone added saying: "

The first half was very good for us. It was a beautiful goal, and we were close to a second but it just did not come.”

"Bayern are a strong side and won a penalty. Next week's game [with Salzburg] will now clearly be another final."


source: SportMob