Diego Simeone lamented his side’s inability to finish their chances as they crashed to a 1-0 home defeat at the hands of Villarreal.
Atleti could not find the net despite having 23 attempts in Tuesday night’s match, which damages their hopes of a top three finish and brings the Yellow Submarine closer to fourth-placed Sevilla.
“We have won this way many times, but today it was a defeat,” explained Simeone after the match.
“It’s part of the game…I think we played well, we created many goal chances, we pressed in their half but overall the ball did not want to go in their net.
“We were not sharp with the final ball to put a teammate in either and they made the most of the opportunities they had.”