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Simeone 'confident of Atletico qualification to the next round'

Thu 25 November 2021 | 9:38

The Argentine coach is satisfied with the performance of his side after last night's defeat.

Atletico Madrid

coach Diego Simeone has expressed confidence that his team will advance to the next round of competition after last night's defeat at home to

AC Milan

.

Last night, Atletico Madrid was in a decisive match against Milan, where the Rossoneri gained 3 points with a single goal by Junior Messias. With this result, Atletico Madrid fell to the bottom of their group table and Milan became third to reach the peak of the competition in the final week of the group stage matches between Atletico, Milan and Porto. Atletico will have to face Porto to advance from their group, and now Simeone has expressed confidence that his team will advance to the next round.

“I do not agree that it was a bad performance and I have nothing to reproach the team,

” insisted Simeone in his press conference.

“We’ve had tougher campaigns, so I continue to remain optimistic and confident. You can’t get away with anything in the Champions League, we’ve still got every chance of qualifying. Whoever deserves it will go through.

“I’m as optimistic as ever. We’re alive and kicking.”

Milan will face

Liverpool

in the final week, whose promotion to the round has been confirmed a few weeks ago, so it may be an easier task than Atletico and Porto.

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