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Simeone: We have to accept we're in bad form

Mon 05 April 2021 | 10:20

The Rojiblancos boss says his side must "find a way" to bounce back from their current form.

Atletico Madrid

were defeated 1-0 in their La Liga match against


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-placed

Real Madrid

with eight games remaining. In a post-match interview,

Diego Simeone

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."

Simeone added:

"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 face

Real Betis

in their next La Liga outing on April 11.

source: SportMob