Olympiacos defender Eric Abidal claimed his team handed Atletico Madrid the win in their Champions League clash on Wednesday.

Diego Simeone’s men cruised into the knockout stage with a comfortable 4-0 victory over the Greeks,

However, former Barcelona man Abidal felt it owed more to his team’s defensive failings than Atleti’s own merits.

“Atletico didn’t create their own chances – we gave them to them on a plate,” insisted Abidal to reporters post-match.

“They went into the match a little bit differently and it wasn’t a tactic we were expecting.

“It caused us a lot of problems and we weren’t at our best. They are very strong at home and we wanted to play the same way as in our first meeting, which probably was the wrong mentality.

“We need to forget about this result quickly, move on, and think about something else,” maintained the Frenchman.

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