Following Athletico Madrid’s defeat by Chelsea FC, the head coach, Diego Simeone, says his opponent is better than his team.
Speaking at the post match briefing with newsmen, the head coach confirmed that Chelsea played better than his team.
“We have to be fair and congratulate our opponent when they are better than us. The first leg was more equal.But today, our team showed a great deal of effort, tried to press them up the field, worked very hard.
“We were trying to break up their passing play, but we were not always there quite in terms of breaking it up and they were able to get out of those situations. We weren’t able to attack the way we would have liked,” Simeone said.
Chelsea defeated the team (Athletico Madrids) to qualify to the quarter finals, advancing 3-0 on aggregate, after a 2-0 win at the second leg.