Simeone: Fatigue could be an issue

Diego Simeone has conceded that the tiredness of his Atletico Madrid side could play a part against Real Betis.

The Rojiblancos host Pepe Mel's men for the fourth time this season, but the Argentine boss believes that his team's Copa del Rey semi-final on Thursday could be a factor.

“This is the fourth time we have played them this season,” he told a Press conference. “I don't think that will effect what happens, but we both know each other very well.

“However, I'm sure they will try to take advantage of the fact that we played in the week.

“We just have to work hard, as we always do, and try to get a result.”

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