Miguel Ángel Gil: "I have full confidence in our squad and our coaching staff".

Our CEO considers that we must be realistic and focus on playing a 14-game league with the challenge of qualifying for the Champions League next season.

Miguel Ángel Gil Marín went to Majadahonda this Friday afternoon, where he spoke with the coaching staff and players of the first team and watched the training session prior to the match against Osasuna.

The Red & White CEO, in statements to the club's official media, analyzed the situation after the latest defeat: "It's clear that it was an unexpected setback, but we can't stop at lamentations, we must focus on reversing this situation as soon as possible and the first opportunity is tomorrow against Osasuna. I have full confidence in our squad and our coaching staff, together we will take this challenge forward".

Miguel Ángel Gil is clear about the objective Atlético de Madrid should be aiming for: "We are in a different situation to the one we imagined at the beginning of the season. We are the current champions and we have strengthened the squad with several high-level additions, but the situation has changed and we must be realistic and focus on the club's objective, which can only be to qualify for the top four. Tomorrow starts a new league for us, a league of 14 games in just 12 weeks. Moreover, it is a league won by two teams and Atlético de Madrid must be one of them".

Our CEO is "calm, I have a lot of confidence in our players and coaches. It is normal for the fans to be uneasy because they see that things are not going as we all expected, but at this time we have the obligation to keep a cool head and calmly analyze the team's situation. It is not the first time that we have experienced a similar situation with this group. We also experienced it after the confinement, eleven games in eight weeks. We started sixth and finished third".

And he concluded by assuring that "there are very important challenges ahead and a very nice Champions League tie against Manchester United that we face with a lot of enthusiasm".