Diego Simeone, the manager of Atletico Madrid, has acknowledged that his team only has themselves to blame for Sunday's 1-0 LaLiga loss to Barcelona.
Simeone claimed that his Atletico Madrid players could have achieved a better result at the Estadio Metropolitano if they had been more aggressive against Barcelona.
In spite of the fact that Ferran Torres and Stefan Savic were both dismissed for fighting off the ball, Barcelona defeated Atletico Madrid 3-0 thanks to an early goal from Ousmane Dembele.
Atletico Madrid will finish the weekend outside of the UEFA Champions League qualification spots due to the loss to Barcelona.
“The reality is that we lost." "It's true the team deserved to get a better result, which did not appear because we were not forceful enough,” Simeone said, as per Marca, after the game.
“The two penalty areas are decisive." We did more good than bad.
“After a poor first 20 minutes, the team competed as I wanted, but that did not change the result,” he added.
Atletico Madrid’s next fixture is against Almeria next weekend.
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