THE ARGENTINE PROUD OF THE FIGHTING SPIRIT OF HIS MEN

Simeone: "The team showed that it is full of men"

Diego Pablo Simeone praised his team's performance against Rubin Kazan. He said they only failed to convert the superiority in to goals.

Diego Pablo Simeone appeared at a press conference proud of the commitment and effort of his men: "It is important to compete. Once again, the team showed that it is full of men, with great dignity and commitment to the club. We had an absolute intention to play 90 minutes after lifting the tie. We failed to turn it round but they did all they had to do to try. When this happens serves to further strengthen the team and the group".


Despite having plenty of chances in the both Calderon and Moscow, Atletico managed only one goal in 180 minutes. "We returned to attacked for 90 minutes. We said in the pre-game talk that we were a team that was smaller but Atletico have very competitive players that showed that we came with good option", said the coach.


The end result was not the desired one after the trip to Russia, however, there were many positive factors for Simeone to take from the Luzhniki stadium. "We just missed chances but were superior over the 180 minutes. We will not complete the objective in this tournament but we go out knowing that we can counting on guys like Manquillo or Saul, who show what they’re made of. With a lot of guys in the league showing continuity dignity, commitment, belonging to the club and that strengthens beyond the obvious main goal to go through", concluded the Argentine.

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