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"Real Madrid punished us with their one chance in the derby" - Koke

Mon 08 March 2021 | 9:34

Atletico Madrid skipper, Koke revealed that he was disappointed as his team resulted in their 1-1 La Liga derby tie against Real Madrid.

Diego Simeone

‘s team, who currently stand first on La Liga table, seemed to secure a big home victory over their cross-city rivals before Karim Benzema scored a goal in the 88th minute to earn a point.

The 29-year-old

Koke

 

said he believed the hosts did everything they could to win, but they failed to control the important moments.

“We have been superior, but at any time they can score against you,”

he interviewed with

Marca

 

after the match.

“Fresh players have come in and the team has tried to push forward, but we faced a great rival, who has a lot of potential up front to score goals.”

Atletico

 

close this weekend with five points ahead of third-place Real Madrid, and a game advantage, and three points lead over Barcelona, in second.

A midweek home draw against Athletic Bilbao is coming next for

Atletico

, before another capital city derby next weekend as they head to Getafe.


source: SportMob