Coach Diego “Cholo” Simeone of Atlético de Madrid in the Spanish League, assured that they played the game they were looking for against Chelsea, in this round of the last 16 of the UEFA Champions League.
We understood that the game had to be played as they saw it. We needed to have a little more game from the recovery of the ball, which surely lacked precision to sustain the game. It was a very hard-working game, there were almost no goal situations for both of us, at times we managed to control Chelsea’s good attack and we needed to associate better and have a little more precision from the recovery of the ball, “he said. Simeone.
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The Argentine made it clear that they understood the way to face Chelsea, seeking to have a little more game from the recovery of the ball where there would not be many scoring opportunities for them.
Matches when played cannot be changed. They are what they are when you decide and choose what to do. That is why this game is so changeable and so beautiful. After the game, I would do, I thought … No. We understood that we were controlling the game well, but we did not have a better association with the recovery of the ball, “he explained at the press conference.
Diego Simeone assured that they are currently in a bad moment both in the league and in Europe, but that this round of 16 series has not yet been finalized.
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