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Simeone praises his players after dramatic victory

Sun 17 April 2022 | 18:08

Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone praised his player's performance against Espanyol on Sunday.

In a dramatic 2-1 victory,

Atletico Madrid

beat Espanyol with 10 men. Substitute

Yannick Carrasco

converted a penalty in the 10th minute of stoppage time. He also scored Atletico’s first goal in the 52nd minute.

Simeone told reporters after the game:

”With the sending-off comes fatigue, the goal, one less player, 20 minutes to go and the team kept looking, taking risks, with great effort from everyone.

"You come from the hit four days ago [after being eliminated by Manchester City in the Champions League] after playing a good game, it's not easy and these guys played with personality, pride and hard work.

"We then benefited from that penalty and Carrasco showed his courage to finish it.”

Simeone also spoke about Carrasco's performance.

"Carrasco scored a very important goal for our league position, we came from a very big effort and a bad game in Mallorca [1-0 defeat]. Today, the first half was a struggle but the second was more dynamic.”

Atletico is level on points with Sevilla and Barcelona, but has played one more game. They are also three points clear of fifth-placed Real Betis in the

La Liga

table.

 


source: SportMob

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