April 15, 2024

The Atletico de Madrid coach, Diego Pablo Simeone, assured that he anticipated “the difficulties” that have been encountered this Monday towards Granada, towards whom they have been “very thick” within the first half, and made it clear that the Portuguese striker Joao Felix ” He is aware of” what they will “demand” of him and that he’ll play “if he’s higher” than the remainder of the workforce’s strikers.

“I’m positive he had it in thoughts to start out profitable and the difficulties we encountered within the sport, too, as a result of a workforce that at all times rises, within the first video games comes with the passion and the mechanics of profitable from the earlier season and at all times makes it sturdy, as Granada did defensively,” Simeone defined at a press convention.

The Argentine acknowledged that they weren’t “very contemporary, thicker within the first a part of the sport.” “They didn’t create harmful conditions, however we weren’t nice, particularly within the final stretch of the sport, however we went on profitable 1-0. Within the second half, they tied after a foul begin from behind after which Memphis scored an important aim that generated calm throughout the sport that was coming forward and that gave us extra defensive energy”, he commented.

“Azpilicueta occupied that proper lane properly, giving us extra safety from the defensive as properly, Llorente started to have the ability to attain the realm with extra freedom, Correa entered properly and that generated us within the sport with the ability to carry it properly till the top and take us an vital consequence and a Good victory. On this primary date, solely two groups received at house, Cadiz and us, so it received’t be straightforward,” he harassed.

Relating to the workforce’s offensive sport, the ‘Cholo’ doesn’t disguise that “it’s clear that the areas are in cost”, however that he has gamers who “can do it properly”, he admitted that Antoine Griezmann “didn’t have an important sport”. and celebrated that Marcos Llorente scored once more enjoying inside. “That generates enthusiasm for us as a result of we’d like the aim and the sport of the boys who’re within the workforce,” he mentioned.

Simeone acknowledged that he preferred the younger Pablo Barrios, however that they want “reinforcement in that place.” “Plan B can be to stick with Barrios enjoying in that place or for Axel (Witsel) to play, who has been a midfielder, however whom I see as extra of a middle again,” he warned.

He additionally praised Çaglar Söyuncu, who got here on within the second half and “got here in like a boy has to return in when he needs to play and present what he has.” “He did properly and gave us defensive energy, particularly in duels within the air,” he mentioned of the Turk. “Cesar can play as a right-handed heart again or as a winger. He’s a boy who actually needs to assist the workforce and that may turn out to be useful to compete, which is what it’s about,” he harassed about Azpilicueta.

Lastly, when requested concerning the Portuguese striker Joao Felix, whose future stays unresolved and who was closely whistled by the followers, he was clear. “I see that the League has began, that Joao is with us and that he is aware of very properly what we’d like, what we would like and what we’re going to demand of him. We’ve got Morata, Memphis, Griezmann and Correa and if he’s higher than they’ll play”, sentenced.