Simeone: "The team is not strong in the air"

RIAD — Atlético Madrid’s coach, Diego Simeone, explained that his “team does not have strength in aerial play”, after losing 2-1 to Athletic Club in the semifinals of the Spanish Super Cup, conceding two goals after corner kick.

“There are things that cannot be hidden and that takes away our opportunities to be higher in the League or in this case not to leave this competition so soon. It makes me very angry to lose from a set piece,” added the Argentine coach in this regard in Press conference.

But he considered that “in general terms” Atlético did “a good job” and took the game where they wanted. “From the positional point of view, I think the team worked quite well,” he said.

In fact, Simeone remarked that his team had “opportunities to make the second after the 1-0.” Later “the changes made by Athletic” made the rival have “more offensive vitality and the corners came and they did not defend well”.

Asked about the fact that Atlético has not yet found a replacement for Kieran Trippier on the right side, the ‘mattress’ coach recalled that he has “Vrsaljko” and said that “the club is working as a result of what can be done “.