Diego Simeone left the Metropolitano pitch very satisfied with Atlético’s good work in the derby. The colchoneros beat Real Madrid with pure crosses that found Morata, who had a great night by scoring a double. The coach denied they had personally marked Bellingham, although he believed the Englishman should have been sent off for his powerful tackle on Correa.
Almost perfect match
“Good, happy. The team played well. With 2-0 we came back a lot, we gave them a lot of opportunities to play where they are best. They have many situations, even without Joselu. They made it difficult for us at 2-1. We talked at half-time that if we continue like this, we have a big chance of losing. We had to play, find the far post because they struggled to close down there and that’s how Morata made it 3-1.
The team started well on both fronts
“We tell them the same thing as always, but in some days they are better. Today they are very good. There is a very strong togetherness, a stadium that is accompanied and felt. It is not easy those situations go together.”
He attacked the back of the flanks
“They work that way. They defended very well in other games and when their full-backs came out there were options for our interiors. “It is the pursuit of the second goal, where they suffer the most.”
How important is it to see Griezmann defend the area?
“In my time we had good players who represented these types of situations with actions. Griezmann had no difficulty to return, to suffer, to play the game he had to play. That’s why he is one of the most important players in the team.”
Is there a special score for Bellingham?
“No, the spaces are reduced and I think that the absence of Joselu leaves him with a little possibility to come, when he takes advantage of Joselu’s aerial game. We control it better, it’s amazing. Madrid showed on the field that something always happens. Fortunately, 3-1 took the place where they were better, with 2-1 and stage fright. For us this victory is very important. ”
How do you see Bellingham’s lack of Correa?
“It looked like a live dismissal to me, the leg up, that Angelito hit the ball. If you see it you can comment on it better. “