Cholo: Cup exits my responsibility

Atletico Madrid Coach Diego Simeone insists his side’s early exits from the Copa del Rey and Champions League are his responsibility.

Los Rojiblancos were eliminated 5-2 in the Copa del Rey by Sevilla, six weeks after they suffered group stage elimination from the Champions League.

“I am responsible for the exits from the Champions League and the Copa,” Simeone told reporters, as cited by Marca.

“We have four months remaining of the season and must work to improve, but we are all calm – I am, and the players are too.

“It is also my responsibility to ensure we continue as normal and work towards our objectives in the league and in the Europa League.

“It was a tough night for us but like in the first leg, our opponents took all of their chances while we did not.

“We had chances but Sergio Rico (Sevilla’s goalkeeper) was excellent.”

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