Simeone sends message to under-fire Atletico players

first_imgPrimera División ‘I’m not raising my voice” – Simeone keeping calm amid Atletico struggles Ryan Benson Last updated 2 years ago 00:57 11/4/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Diego Simeone Atletico Madrid Getty Images Primera División Atlético Madrid Deportivo La Coruña v Atlético Madrid Deportivo La Coruña Atletico have struggled in front of goal of late, but the Argentine is keeping calm despite just one win in eight Diego Simeone is remaining tranquil and refusing to raise his voice at Atletico Madrid players as his team continue to go through a difficult spell.Atletico are by no means in a crisis, as they sit fourth in La Liga after going unbeaten in their first 10 matches, but Simeone’s men have been far from their very best.Atleti 5/6 to win at Depor Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Tuesday’s 1-1 draw at home to Azerbaijan’s Qarabag in the Champions League left Atletico with just three points from four matches, making progression to the knockout stage now a tall order.That stalemate was their sixth draw in eight matches across all competitions, with a 1-0 win at Celta Vigo on October 22 their only triumph since beating Sevilla 2-0 on September 23.And the typically volatile Simeone insists he is not losing his patience or temper with Atletico. | PRESS [email protected] : “I believe in the work we do and I believe in my footballers” #AupaAtleti #DeporAtleti — Atletico de Madrid (@atletienglish) November 3, 2017 “I am not raising my voice,” Simeone told a news conference ahead of Saturday’s trip to Deportivo La Coruna.”The reality is, once you finishing counting the words [you speak], they just come and go. You can say one word more and you say one word less – it doesn’t really change anything.”What really counts is what you do on the pitch. The reality is we have drawn many more games than we would liked, but we were much closer to winning them than losing them, and that in itself brings us closer to our objective.”We are a team and when one lives as part of a team we are all implicated in achieving our objectives, because we are a team.”We don’t depend on one player. We don’t have just one player who will win a game. The situation is very good, we are focused on the collective and we push for this as a consequence of being a team.”Despite Atletico’s struggles, particularly in front of goal, Simeone is adamant that he is not about to start ringing the changes. | SQUAD LIST Check out who @Simeone called up for #DporAtleti ! #ApaAtleti — Atltico de Madrid (@atletienglish) November 3, 2017 “For us we have almost never changed our way,” he said. “I said this to the players for the second half in Girona, for the game against Valencia, the game against Las Palmas, the games against Villareal, Sevilla, almost the whole match against Barcelona and the match against Roma.”We will keep producing these kinds of good performances because that is what we’re doing.”They played well in all of them. Against Las Palmas we played differently to against Roma. The team responded in the best possible way.”We need to live with that kind of pressure. We are a united as a team and we will work as a team. And the best responses we can have individually have a consequence as a team, and that will improve our level. We will aim for that.”last_img

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