Oblak believes injury was the reason for Madrid derby loss

Mon 19 September 2022 | 9:33

Atlético suffered a defeat at home against Real Madrid last night and continued their poor streak.

Jan Oblak

believes that injury was one of the main reasons for


's defeat against

Real Madrid


Atlético hosted Real Madrid at the Wanda Metropolitano last night and while they looked to improve after losing 2-0 to Bayer Leverkusen, they lost 2-1 to their arch-rivals. Real Madrid led the game with the goals of Rodrygo and Federico Valverde, and Hermoso's single goal could not affect the result of the game. Oblak, who was saddened by the defeat in the Madrid derby, called the injury the reason for his team's loss.

He said: 

“It is not just because of the names. Felipe has been out almost five months, he played his second game. Witsel has helped in defence, he is a midfielder who is doing very well. It is not because of the names but the work of the team.”

“If you are out for a month or you don’t work with the team, then it is more of a struggle, as has happened with Felipe. On Tuesday he did well and today it was a little bit more difficult for him because he was lacking rhythm. If we are not all ready, there are injuries and you cannot work much. If they are absent, you cannot improve.”

“I hope that the [international] break serves us well to return with everyone healthy, to be together, because there are a lot of games on the way. We have to improve, we cannot allow the chances we are allowing so that the opponents can finish like that.”

source: SportMob

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