In the sixth round of the 2022-23 Champions League group stage , Atletico Madrid lost to Porto 1-2 and missed the promotion. Coach Simeone was interviewed.
Simeone said that the opponent is better, the drop is better, the stand is higher, the opponent is very strong, and he scored two goals. Atletico Madrid needs to improve, the team’s data is not good, they score very few goals, and they face almost all top teams. We need to see how to improve. Simeone said they need to be strong and go out together, he believes that they will succeed and believes in the team, they need to know how to change.
Simeone said it was bad to be eliminated, but needed to move on. He doesn’t like people saying they’ve bottomed out, they’re going to get worse, they need to get better, and the only way out of it is to stick together. The way they faced it was to involve the club, the fans and themselves. All of them are in the same boat, will discuss together, and they have a common goal of showing individuality for the rest of the time.
Simeone also said that emotions are more important than everything else. If a player is talented and can play well, but is not calm on the field, he will be restricted. They have a lot of trials to overcome and Simeone believes their players can handle and overcome them. They train hard and analyze the lessons learned from all the European games.
Simeone also praised Barrios for his many virtues, an interesting boy, and Simeone likes him very much. And their opponents are doing very well today, Atletico Madrid are at the bottom of the group, although the European war is over, but they hope to improve.