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Miguel Ángel Gil: “A bad day cannot make us lose sight of what we're doing”

Our CEO spoke about the defeat in Turin, while highlighting the great future that lies ahead for Atlético de Madrid.

Miguel Ángel Gil spoke about the Champions League exit against Juventus.

"It's true that the result of the first leg confused all the Atléticos. Our match in Turin was a bad day and it's already in the past. The difference against a team that receives over €200 million in revenues more than us was a 82nd-minute penalty. It's true that on that night we didn't compete like we've done in the last years, it wasn't the Atleti that we all know, in the same way as Juventus didn't compete at their usual level at our stadium. It's tough for all of us, but we have to admit that we didn't play well. This is football, and us Atléticos have always shown that we behave very well when we win and when we lose. A bad day cannot make us lose sight of what we're doing," our CEO said.

Gil Marín has full confidence in the project led by Diego Pablo Simeone.

"I have full trust in our sports project and in Simeone. I offered Diego a contract extension a week after the 4-0 defeat in Dortmund. I didn't do it to go against the flow or to thank him for these seven years. I did it because I'm convinced that we will enjoy the next three years as much as the previous ones. I'm sure that Diego will complete a decade at Atlético de Madrid that will change our history," our CEO added.

Miguel Ángel Gil spoke about the future.

"We must now value what we are, what we have - which to me is a great future - and try to enjoy the club, its facilities and its teams. Our first team is ranked among Europe's best sides, competing for LaLiga and close to qualifying for the seventh straight season for the Champions League, the world's most important competition. Atlético de Madrid Femenino is enjoying another incredible season. They're top of the Liga Iberdrola and are in the Copa de la Reina final, and on Sunday we will have a very special day at the Wanda Metropolitano with thousands of fans. Our second team are top of their Segunda B group, our 'Juvenil' side are also first of their category, and our project in Mexico, Atlético San Luis, won the Torneo Apertura and are leading the Clausura while looking to achieve promotion. The club is constantly growing, both at a social level and in terms of the facilities for its teams and supporters. We must value our situation in a cold and objective way, not in a moment of anger after Tuesday's match. The best way to bounce back is by winning, and we have the chance to do so at San Mamés. It will be a tough game, but I'm sure that our team will do all that it can in order to earn the three points," our CEO said.