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".