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Atletico should prepare differently for Madrid derby - Oblak

Fri 11 December 2020 | 15:09

Before the Madrid derby, the Slovenia international claimed that his side should be prepared differently against Real Madrid.

Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak believes his team should show another side of them against Real Madrid and also he praised his teammate Diego Costa, who is not having a good time.

Simeone's side are currently the leaders of La Liga and have not suffered a defeat in the league so far this season. Their lead is accompanied by poor performance and unexpected results from Real Madrid and Barcelona, ​​and tomorrow night, Rojiblancos will face Real Madrid while they gained six more points than Los Blancos with one game less. They have also won their last seven league games, scoring 15 goals and conceding just one.

"In the last seven league games we have shown another face that people are not used to,"

the Slovenia international told Marca.

"With more possession, more chances, more time with the ball, which I like more.

"But for each team you prepare differently. You watch how you play, but also how your rival plays. The coach decides the best to take the game where he wants.

"No matter the players, the most important thing is the intensity and the desire to win. Against Madrid, against anyone. Only then can you get to the titles and where you want to go."

Oblak also backed Diego Costa and said:

"Diego has been unlucky this season. First with injury, then COVID. Now the complication, too."

"I'm sure he will help us, though. He is a special player. There are people who say that he cannot help, but whenever he is in the field he is dangerous.

"With him on the pitch you can expect things [to happen], like with Suarez.

"They are very important and I hope he returns as soon as possible. We need him. He's doing everything to get back 100 per cent from day one."

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