Mentor Madrid “Atletico” Diego Simeone after the victory of his wards in the first match of 1/8 finals of the Champions League winners of the trophy from the English “Liverpool” (1:0), noted that his team played for a draw. But, according to the coach, “plans” they had chances on the counterattack.
“We have been waiting for such a match, — quotes the Spanish expert newspaper Marca. – A very strong team, very strong physically, there were chances at both ends of the field, but we really reacted to the match and played the type of football that was needed to hold the result. And in the counterattack we had chances to score more.”
“we Have a team that plays together. If the attackers did not participate in the defensive work, a team would not be able to achieve what he has achieved. All have worked well. Heavy, difficult match against a great opponent, but with the obvious understanding of his goal,” the coach said.
According to Simeon, Liverpool played very well: “They are true experts in the selection of the ball, they have a very fast team with a deep roster. But we had chances to score more. We started to win, when at the roundabout turned to the stadium. The atmosphere was incredible. In the eight years that I have been working at this club, I have not seen such an atmosphere”.