The Argentine says his crew “need to be calmer” in pursuit of home glory after their disappointing draw with Getafe
Actual Madrid and Barcelona will not lose once more within the Liga title race says Diego Simeone, who feels Atletico Madrid are being chased by “two monsters”.
Atletico have been setting the tempo within the Spanish high flight for almost all of the 2020-21 marketing campaign, however have allowed complacency to creep in over the previous few weeks.
Simeone’s facet have solely gained three of their final eight league video games with a 0-Zero draw at Getafe on Saturday marking their newest setback, and the Argentine is cautious of how shortly Madrid and Barca are closing the hole on the high of the desk.
What’s been mentioned?
“I go away right here figuring out the crew is enjoying properly. We have now to be calmer,” Simeone advised reporters after the Getafe stalemate. “We all know that Actual Madrid and Barcelona aren’t going to lose till the top of the season.
“The nerves aren’t going away and we simply need to get on with it.”
The Atletico boss added on the strain that comes with main the best way in La Liga: “It is regular. We have been high for nearly the entire season. There are nonetheless 11 video games left to go.
“Folks had been saying Barcelona had been dangerous and look what they did in Paris. They’ve a brand new president and pleasure is rising.
“Actual Madrid all the time take factors from their video games. We have now our job at hand as we proceed down our path. We have now two monsters under us that need to be the place we’re.”
Is Atletico’s future in their very own fingers?
Atletico are nonetheless in pole place to elevate the Liga trophy in Might regardless of their inconsistent kind, however Madrid are actually solely six factors behind their rivals in second after beating Elche 2-1 this weekend.
Barca are a degree additional again in third having performed a recreation much less, and might transfer to inside 4 of the Rojiblancos in the event that they beat Huesca on Monday evening.
Nonetheless, Atletico have solely misplaced twice all season and have the very best defensive document within the division, which suggests they’re nonetheless favourites to clinch the title with simply 11 video games left to play.
Atletico will now flip their consideration to the second leg of their spherical of 16 Champions League tie in opposition to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday. Simeone’s crew can be aiming to overturn a 1-Zero mixture deficit in that fixture, earlier than their focus switches again to La Liga and a conflict with Alaves subsequent weekend.