MADRID – Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone is optimistic that his team will advance to the quarterfinals of the Copa del Rey. It is based on the positive results in the first leg of the last eight cons Real Madrid, and El Atleti successfully won 2-0.
In the match held at the Vicente Calderon, the two teams compete fiercely until the second half, Real Madrid missed, because Sergio Ramos looks dropping Raul Garcia. Atletico were awarded a penalty that is executed by Raul Garcia at minute 58. The second goal was subsequently created through a header Jose Gimenez in 76 minutes.
“Madrid started the game better but my players responded well. We‘ve been ready since the first round and more competitive every time. The second half went very well. We work neat and tidy we play, “said Simeone as reported by Soccerway, Thursday (01/08/2015).
“The opportunity gives strength to the team and it allows us to fill the empty space and pressing well. We want to play our best starting XI and provide a competitive team, so we can be more calm and pressing play. We provide a good pressure in the attack, “he continued.
Furthermore Argentine coach also highlighted the new players Fernando Torres. Although not played until the game ends, Torres has shown a passion for the team and Simeone advise if the former Chelsea player it takes time for adaptation.
“Torres showed great enthusiasm and energy. He’s strong and fast but it takes time to adapt to a teammate but after a time he looks better. “
The second leg will be held on January 16 at the headquarters of Real Madrid, Santiago Bernabeu.