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Simeone demands Atletico Madrid reaction in UCL after Mallorca defeat

Sat 04 December 2021 | 21:47

Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone has backed his side to react following their 2-1 shock defeat against Mallorca on Saturday.

Los Rojiblancos finish the weekend in the fourth spot in La Liga after the 2-1 loss at the Wanda Metropolitano on Saturday, ahead of a crucial midweek Champions League trip to

Porto

and a derby against

Real Madrid

next weekend.

Despite facing a crucial run of games in the coming days,

Simeone

has urged his players to respond when they face Porto in the Champions League.

"I have no doubt that surely this type of blows generates a reaction and we hope to find it on Tuesday,"

he told a news conference

.

"I absolutely don't think [it distracted the players]. Specific situations couldn't be controlled. Two shots, two goals is what happened."

Atletico

had taken the lead via

Matheus Cunha

, but

Franco Russo

leveled before

Takefusa Kubo

, on loan from Atletico rivals Real Madrid, scored in injury time.

Atleti midfielder

Koke

believes the club's squad have enough experience to know how to recover quickly from the setback.

"We have to analyze it and improve many things. When we look at it coldly, we'll see what we have to improve,"

he added

.

"We are older and we have the personality and character and we are international players who have lived through difficult times. We know that with work and more work we will get ahead."


source: SportMob

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