Before the clash against Real Madrid in the derby on Saturday, Simeone Atletico analyzed today.
Morata and solutions. “The club is working as a result of what it has to do, we will see tomorrow. We must continue along the lines of when it was not there.”
Village team. “I think Zidane explained it perfectly, I don’t have to add anything at all.”
Favourites. “These types of matches are closed, they are defined by details that balance the game to one side or the other. Real Madrid has improved a lot in Seville and against Osasuna has maintained that line even if it made changes. I imagine it will continue in that line.”
Help visceral players. “It’s normal, of course, we talked to Diego when it happened and also with Álvaro. I told him what I think of the hierarchy he has.”
Zidane did not see the 3-7 repeated. “We always learn from everything, when you win and when you lose, you have to keep trying not to change because that way you are closer to winning.”
He prefers to win the derby or the Champions League. “The derby because it is what we have tomorrow and we live from what happens to us tomorrow.”
Fine 300 euros Barcelona. (He did not talk about it and answered what he wanted) “I think that Real Madrid has very good players and if they take advantage of the spaces they are complicated. Bale is growing, Benzema is at an ideal time and Hazard has great conditions.”
Team. “We played two days ago and today we started to get rid of the effort of Mallorca. Today we will work in two divided groups, tomorrow we will try to convey what the football player of Atlético de Madrid is clear when he is here: that any game we play is important to us “.
Derbies. “When we arrived 14 years ago we did not win a derby. We lost two or three and that game of the Copa del Rey, which is one of the most we should have lost, because Madrid made an extraordinary match, with a great Courtois, and we were superior in the discount. In the 90 minutes, they were superior. There the situation changed. We won, lost, some lost Champions League final, some Super Cup won … We are in a competitive world that I imagined when I got on a plane in Argentina to come to Atlético de Madrid. ”
How is Atlético al Madrid better? “I don’t think that just strengthen the virtues we have as a team.”
Courtois. “It’s a question for your coach. I have respect, and it would be bold of me to comment on Courtois in this case.”
Party in Moscow. “I remember a UEFA semifinal in Moscow, it was really cold there.”
Modric. “I think Real Madrid has a very strong backbone. In recent years they have changed very little, they are the same players who keep the place. Casemiro, Ramos and Benzema are too important.”
Zidane. “Everything he said seemed very correct and very well explained.”