Koke confident Atletico Madrid could turn things around

Wed 22 December 2021 | 23:08

Atletico Madrid midfielder Koke is confident that he and his teammates can turn things around after Wednesday’s defeat to Granada marked their fourth straight loss in LaLiga.

The defending champions is under increasing pressure after they suffered a shock 2-1 defeat against


at Nuovo Los Carmenes.

Joao Felix

took the lead for

Diego Simeone

’s side after two minutes with a perfect low shot from the edge of the box, but

Darwin Machis

scored the equalizer after 15 minutes.

Jorge Molina

completed Granada’s comeback in the second half to mount more pressure on Diego Simeone.

Despite their fourth straight defeats,


was confident that, with persistence, it is only a matter of time before the tables turn in Atleti's favor.

"The situation is difficult, especially because of the last two defeats,"

Koke said in quotes reported by



"We played good games and in two actions, we lost them.

"Today, the team has fought, given everything, and we cannot ask for more.

"Psychologically, the team has pulled forward and had chances. The victories are going to come because we are not going to stop trying."

Atletico Madrid

are currently sitting fifth in the standings with 29 points after 18 games, 17 points behind leaders

Real Madrid

, who beat

Athletic Bilbao

2-1 later on Wednesday.

source: SportMob

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