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Simeone on the loss against Cornella: They were superior

Thu 07 January 2021 | 10:42

Atletico Madrid boss, Diego Simeone believes their rival outperformed them last night and they deserved to win.

Last night, La Liga leaders

Atletico Madrid

lost to the 3rd-tier


, with a goal scored by their former player

Adrian Jimenez

, to be eliminated from

Copa del Rey


Although Atletico were considered to be the winners before the match even started, we saw on the pitch that the Atletico players were not able to have a single shot on target.

In a post-match interview, Atletico boss,

Diego Simeone


“I don’t think we managed to interpret the last two opportunities in the right way.

“We always seek to win, but the rival has also deserved to pass through, just like last year.

“We had chances, but they started very well. They competed well and they played the game they wanted to play, and then kept it like that.

"They had intensity and you really just have to congratulate them. When a rival outperforms you, you just have to congratulate them.

“They played the game they wanted to play, built on second plays and direct hits. When our team connected with each other and played as a unit, we created danger, but later it was much more difficult, especially when we went a man down. As for enthusiasm, you can’t blame them. They were superior.”

source: SportMob