Sun 29 January 2023 | 19:00

Simeone tells his players there’s ‘no greater motivation than playing for Atletico

A narrow win against Osasuna has put Atletico Madrid out of their recent horrendous form.

Atletico managed to edge out Osasuna 1-0, bringing an end to their poor form following the World Cup. the win had Diego Simeone defiantly saying that “ there is no greater motivation” than playing for Atletico for his players.


have been knocked out of both the Europe and Copa del Rey and are not having a great time in La Liga either but the victory against Osasuna may have eased the tensions a bit.

"We have a way of thinking and the club has a way of living. Do not lower your shoulders, always go forward and get up in adverse situations.”

Simeone said.

"We will focus on the league. There is no greater motivation than playing for Atletico. 

"We are out of the Copa and out of Europe, but we play for Atletico, and for Atletico you have to play until the last game."

Atleti now have moved 3 points clear of Villarreal and Betis who both have 31 points and a game in hand.


who scored the sole game of the match also looked sharp, drawing praise from Simeone who said:

"He has been working very well since the return of the World Cup, with good consistency. He is becoming more and more identified with the patterns that we are looking for. 

"It's a pity that we couldn't increase the score after with the counter-attack situations we had, because Osasuna, at home, are very strong, and the last minutes were difficult."



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