Saturday November 24 2018
Diego Simeone defends conservative Atletico Madrid style

Diego Simeone leapt to the defence of Atletico Madrid’s conservative style against Barcelona. “I liked everything my team did.”

“It was a tough match, very tight and very thought-provoking,” the Coach said after his team’s 1-1 draw on Saturday.

“The team who made a mistake would’ve lost. We were very close to winning it, but they put together a nice piece of play at the end and drew.

“Neither of us had clear chances to score. It was a tactical battle and they did well to pick up a point.

“Our styles were very similar because we were both playing for something similar. I liked everything my team did.

“They showed commitment and came close to winning. Costa went off with a bit of discomfort in his foot and asked to be replaced.

“Hopefully his goal changes his fortunes. He’s an animal and every time he’s on the field, the team have a chance to win. I’ve already congratulate you".

Football Italia website