Mon 19 September 2022 | 7:53

Simeone praised Ancelotti after derby loss

Real Madrid scored two goals in the first half last night and managed to control the game well in the second half, something that Simeone praised.

Atletico Madrid

coach Diego Simeone praised rival coach Carlo Ancelotti after losing 2-1 to

Real Madrid


Last night, Los Blancos faced Atlético at the Wanda Metropolitano and took the lead with Rodyigo's goal, and then

Federico Valverde

was able to increase the difference to two goals. However, Mario Hermoso made up for one of the goals in the final minutes and was sent off after receiving a second yellow card. With this victory, Ancelotti's team remained the only team in the top 5 European leagues that won all their matches and entered the international break by being at the top of the La Liga table. After the game, Simeone praised Ancelotti's performance and compared them to the Atletico team that won La Liga in 2013-14.

"Madrid defends very well, runs little, closes spaces for you, attacks on the counter-attack. They have a terrific forcefulness.

"The forcefulness is wonderful and seeing a team that attacks from deep and counter-attacks reminds me of our team with [Diego] Costa, and they [critics] told us that we played defensively. But when there is force, football is wonderful.

"[Atletico] made a great effort, we were close to drawing, but it's true that a team that defends organised like them and counter-attacks like that, I like it because you can play deep and play well. I congratulate them, it is a great job by the Madrid coach.

"But I am happy with the work of my team because they stuck it out until the end, the players made a great effort. Mario's expulsion was a pity because there were a few minutes left."

source: SportMob

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