MADRID, Feb. 13 (.) –
The coach of Atlético de Madrid, Diego Pablo Simeone, valued his team’s ability to, despite going through a difficult moment, win (4-3) this Saturday against Getafe, in a clash full of turns that showed that “get up, fall down and get up again” is in his identity.
“Three or four games were played in one. We got 2-0 and it seemed that the situation was on track, and 2-1 appeared. After two penalties and playing quite well and 2-0 you find yourself 2-3 at home. We talk about following the line at half-time and the unexpected appears. A move that I value as anxiety, of the nervousness that is being generated in the team, any of us could have been Felipe, “he explained at a press conference.
The rojiblanco coach highlighted the turnaround that the game gave but summed up the calm reaction that his team had, despite the fact that it seemed headed for a new stumble in the League. “We had temperance, the changes ordered us. We defended well and that goal appeared that gives us hope and to be with our heads up. Sometimes it seems that we were paying for what made us last season to be champion. Because to be champion you also have to lucky, but we are already paying a lot more than we deserve,” he said.
“This thing of getting up and falling down and getting up again is ours. The team does not want to leave the race, last year it was to be champion, today we fight to be fourth, this is our reality. We need to enter the Champions League, and for that we need everyone. The most important thing is that reversing a 2-3, to a 4-3, with one less, in the situation we are in, is not for everyone, and the boys achieved it”, he concluded.