Simeone calls for greater consistency

Diego Simeone has praised Atletico Madrid’s recent run of form but believes his side must be more consistent to win trophies.

Los Rojiblancos have picked up 22 points from their last 24 available – with the only points dropped coming in a Madrid derby draw at the Bernabeu – but the Argentine Coach has called for an equally strong run-in.

“It’s clear that with five games to go we’re in the final stretch,” Simeone said ahead of his side’s clash with Villarreal.

“We’re well positioned to fight for the place we’ve been duelling for with Sevilla in a very entertaining why.

“We’re now focused on the game with Villarreal and on the objectives that the club wants to fulfil to keep growing.

“Greater consistency in the results is always a result of the collective work of the team, and at the same time individual contributions are also becoming more significant.

“I think individual performances have improved in relation with the improvement of the team.

“That’s always happened, whenever the team has been strong we’ve had great moments from many different footballers individually.

“That’s what’s happened since the beginning of 2017 and we hope we can keep this rhythm up right until the end.”

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