‘Atleti did what they had to’

Diego Simeone reflected that Atletico Madrid’s finishing might have been better, but that against Getafe they ‘did what they had to’.

The capital side eliminated city rivals Getafe in the Last 16 of the Copa del Rey last night, with a 0-0 result confirming their 3-0 aggregate win.

“We played the game we had to, defending from the start for the 3-0 result from the Calderon,” Simeone reflected to reporters.

“And, in our attitude and performance, there is nothing to say. We lacked a bit of accuracy in the final part of our game and had good chances to resolve the game in the final third of the pitch.

“Hopefully we will continue working towards the knockout games as they come, it is hard. Whether it is Las Palmas or Betis [it is Betis], we will need a lot of attention for that game.”

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