Next five weeks key – Simeone

Atletico Madrid Coach Diego Simeone believes the next five weeks are key in the final positioning of the top six in La Liga.

Los Colchoneros currently lie fourth in La Liga – five points behind Sevilla, eight off Barcelona and twelve from Real Madrid – and Simeone believes it is possible that his team could move up the table but could also be caught by Real Sociedad or Villarreal, both four points below them.

“There are still a lot of points to play for and the margin for error is more complex than before,” Simeone, who’s side take on Bayer Leverkusen on Wednesday, told reporters.

“I think a lot will be decided in the next five weeks – Real Sociedad are getting better and if you look at Villarreal, they are playing great football, and Sevilla are playing like they’re champions.

“So right now we are looking to finish fourth, but having said that, we are closer to the teams below us – Real Sociedad and Villarreal – than those fighting for the Championship, like Real Madrid, Barcelona and Sevilla.”

Tags Diego Simeone