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Simeone: "We must continue to respond in the eight games left"

The Argentine coach praised his teams efforts. He appreciated the performances of Adrian and Oliver.

Atletico Madrid managed a point against Getafe despite finishing the match with nine men and Diego Pablo Simeone assessed as follows. "We went out for the win. I think in the first half we had more chances. The squad gave everything and we were on top until the sending off of Mario. The guys are working hard. They have had an impressive season and we must continue to respond in the remaining eight dates," he said.

After this meeting, there have been three consecutive matches in which they’ve failed to pick up the three points, "I think we could look at it from the point of view that we have 60 points. The season is long and the opposition begin to know each other and find solutions. We won in Pamplona, we drew against Valencia and here. We would like to continue to improve and it is true that we are not as clear as we have been" said the Argentine.

Simeone was asked about Falcao "We know he is a major player in front of goal. His numbers are impressive. In a long and demanding league as being asked to constantly score goals is not easy. He’s got goals 2 goals from last years total with 8 games to play." he said.

An ankle injury prevented Arda playing at the Coliseum "Arda is the player who gives a boost to the team” but the coach leaves happy with the performance of those who acted in his place. "Adrian did well, I'm happy with the minutes that Oliver got too. After we were a man down and could not continue to progress in the game. His input was very good," he said.

Finally, the coach also spoke about the two expulsions and wanted to see the positive side. "It's a game and sometimes there are situations that the adrenaline and intensity of the game will generate a yellow. We will try to fix it and I’m sure that the players who come in will do well," he concluded.