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Simeone: " I am very happy with this first half time where we could have wrapped up the game"

In the press conference after the game, the Argentine coach highlighted the first half performance, the best since joining the team. In addition he was happy with the from of Diego Costa.

Diego Pablo Simeone has been very happy with the performance of his team, especially in the first half. "Today the team played possibly the best first half since I’ve been here. We dominated possession, chances and looked solid defensively. I am very happy with this first half, where we could have wrapped up the game. Yoel had a great performance, so the game was never dead"

Simeone and his staff spoke about the work of the group. "Since we arrived we found the squad works very well day to day. They were giving situations today and continue to grow as a team. Next up its Espanyol who are a tough team and will make it very difficult to win."

Simeone was also been about the fitness of David Villa, and on the performance of Óliver Torres. As for Villa , the Argentine coach said he "has a sore ankle. I imagine he will recover soon and will be fine." Regarding Oliver Torres he commented that "he s a multifunctional player. He is growing a lot."

For the Atletico coach, the international break is not a problem, and is delighted by the players who have been called up for international duty. "When players go to the national team it is fantastic. They compete in matches very crucial for the future of their country and obviously for them it is very good." Simeone is clear that he will use these days to work with those who stay and get the best out of them ahead of the next game. "For those of us left here, we’ll be less people to work, but at the same time we can work more individually with those who remain”.

About the scorer Diego Costa, Simeone has spoke about the game against Celta and how he has improved since joining the team. "He had a great performance again. In the last year and a half he has been growing since his return from Rayo and now he’s enormous. He’s earned it because he has worked hard." Concluded the boss.