The Rojiblancos boss says his side must "find a way" to bounce back from their current form.
were defeated 1-0 in their La Liga match againstSevilla
on Sunday.Marcos Acuna
scored the only goal of the match for Julen Lopetegui's side as Atletico Madrid suffered another setback on their road to domestic glory. Having collected 66 points from their 29 matches, Atletico are now just three points clear of second-placedReal Madrid
with eight games remaining. In a post-match interview,
has spoken about his side’s current form.
"I'm sure I know the way and I'm not afraid of anything,"
the Argentine boss told reporters.
"This isn't happening because of nerves. Being able to play better, being a strong unit, I don't think it's down to nerves."
"We have to keep working and up the intensity, that's what gave us more of a chance [in the first place] aside from talent. I'm not budging on anything, but we have to accept we're in bad form. The Spanish league is tough until the end in every title race.
"There are usually only two teams [competing], as well as us in 2014 or 2017, but it was always a two-horse race. Now we're competing, more for bad than for good in recent times.
"We have to find a way for the boys to be as good as they were in the first half of the season."
Atletico Madrid will faceReal Betis
in their next La Liga outing on April 11.