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Simeone takes full responsibility for his side’s results

Sat 25 September 2021 | 20:52

Atletico Madrid boss has talked about his side’s performance in the La Liga.

Following

Atletico Madrid’s

defeat to

Deportivo Alaves

, they have been facing so much pressure, but their boss

Diego Simeone

has defended his front line insisting that the fact that they haven’t been able to find the net in the last three games is on him and not his players.

"The responsibility is mine for not having found options to overcome their defence,"

he said at his post-match news conference

.

"When opposition teams defend well, it is difficult to find those solutions.

"It's also difficult when a team like Alaves close you down. We didn't have the speed or ability to hurt them. They deserved the win because they scored and knew how to defend."

The La Liga champions’ manager has also defended his defenders, insisting that they conceded the goal on a set-piece.

"I don't think the defense is to blame for the defeat because the goal came from a set-piece,"

he said

"But if there's a weakness at the back, or when defending set-pieces, then it is clear we will have to study that, work on it and try to correct it.

"We have to keep improving. We had several phases of patient play today and I believe in these players."

Atletico Madrid will face Milan in the next match in the Champions League and then Barcelona in the Premier League, and this will not be easy for them.

Reflecting on a bad run of form heading into that huge double-header, Simeone added:

"We always say there are bad moments during a season and this may be one of them.

"We have a good squad, a balanced squad, and we will analyze what is going wrong and try to find solutions."


source: SportMob

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