Simeone: “We did what we wanted”

Atlético de Madrid coach Diego Pablo Simeone, during the LaLiga matchday 14 match played this Saturday at the Wanda Metropolitano stadium in Madrid.- EFE / ZIPI (ZIPI /)

Madrid, Nov 20 (EFE) .- Diego Simeone, Atlético de Madrid coach, remarked this Saturday, after the 1-0 victory against Osasuna at the Wanda Metropolitano, that his team played what they were looking for throughout the game, he highlighted on several occasions the way of defending from his adversary and he considered the triumph “decisive” to continue with a good step “.
“I liked it. We did what we wanted. We were looking to shoot centers, generate a bad clearance, try to connect to be able to enter where there is a well-enclosed cage and it is not easy … Osasuna did well and we looked for what we thought he could to do damage. With the teams that defend themselves like this, the goals come from a corner, from a medium-distance shot or from a center that did not defend itself well, “he said at a press conference.
“What we are looking for is what was seen,” reiterated the coach, who pointed out that it is difficult to win every day because the League “is very competitive and in all the games there are not many differences.” “The Barcelona stage of Messi, Luis Suárez and Neymar or Bale, Benzema and Ronaldo (at Real Madrid) has passed and now we are all more balanced and the League is as they see it, very competitive for everyone,” he added.
In that sense, Simeone considered the victory against Osasuna “decisive” to continue with a good step. “We had come to win with Betis, a shame the game with Valencia, but I liked this 1-0 final that we could sustain it, especially with the corners, and we could leave that space always out of fear based on what It happened to us against Valencia “, he pointed out.
The goal was scored by Felipe Monteiro. “Important for the team, for him and for his confidence. He has played a lot since he arrived. It makes me very happy for him. He anticipated making a truly great goal,” explained Simeone, who had spoken with him that he had to score goals. head for the size of the Brazilian central defender.
Without Luis Suárez at the start, it was not the time to start Matheus Cunha either. “It is not that he lacks something. There is competition and different characteristics in the players. He is being a boy who is growing in the minutes that are given to him,” he said.

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