‘We lacked speed & accuracy’

Diego Simeone admitted his Atletico Madrid team ‘lacked speed and accuracy’ against Sant Andreu.

The capital club beat their lower league opponents 2-1 this evening – 6-1 on aggregate – thanks to goals from Hernandez and Toby Alderweireld.

“We lacked speed and accuracy in the final third,” he told a Press conference. “The match could have been resolved much earlier if we had been better in front of goal.

“I also want to congratulate the opponent though – they defended well and played with great enthusiasm.

“My players showed commitment though, and that is important to me.

“I’m very happy to have the squad I do.”

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