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Russia: Simeone praises Atletico attacking trio after Lokomotiv win03:13

Russia: Simeone praises Atletico attacking trio after Lokomotiv win

Russian Federation, Moscow
October 2, 2019 at 00:25 GMT -00:00 · Published

Atletico Madrid Manager Diego Simeone praised his team's attacking trio — Alvaro Morata, Joao Felix and Diego Costa — for their contribution in the victory against Lokomotiv Moscow in the Champions League. Simeone was speaking at a post-match press conference in Moscow on Tuesday.

"In the first half we saw that the team was making good transitions during the plays, attacking from the sides, with the possibility of goal, but the ball did not want to enter," said Simeone.

"In the second half we talked, and we tried to raise the intensity of the game and create the chances for our attackers which the team has. Of course, starting from the individual talent: the play of [Alvaro] Morata, the play of Joao [Felix] to [Diego] Costa made us control the match that otherwise could have ended in another way," he added.

Lokomotiv Moscow manager Yuri Semin said his side did not have the energy for the second half. "We didn't withstand the pressure across the whole field. Atletico pressured us really hard. We played as hard as we could, but Rifat Zhemaletdinov's injury didn't help, and we had to do certain changes. But we can't complain about the players, they played with all their might."

"First of all I think the Atletico team became younger, it is not so much different than before. The playing style is the same. They were the leaders in the Spanish championship and still are, and I think they will win Champions League," he added.

Atletico managed to win 2-0 against Lokomotiv Moscow at the RZD Arena, with goals from Joao Felix and Thomas.

Russia: Simeone praises Atletico attacking trio after Lokomotiv win03:13
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Atletico Madrid Manager Diego Simeone praised his team's attacking trio — Alvaro Morata, Joao Felix and Diego Costa — for their contribution in the victory against Lokomotiv Moscow in the Champions League. Simeone was speaking at a post-match press conference in Moscow on Tuesday.

"In the first half we saw that the team was making good transitions during the plays, attacking from the sides, with the possibility of goal, but the ball did not want to enter," said Simeone.

"In the second half we talked, and we tried to raise the intensity of the game and create the chances for our attackers which the team has. Of course, starting from the individual talent: the play of [Alvaro] Morata, the play of Joao [Felix] to [Diego] Costa made us control the match that otherwise could have ended in another way," he added.

Lokomotiv Moscow manager Yuri Semin said his side did not have the energy for the second half. "We didn't withstand the pressure across the whole field. Atletico pressured us really hard. We played as hard as we could, but Rifat Zhemaletdinov's injury didn't help, and we had to do certain changes. But we can't complain about the players, they played with all their might."

"First of all I think the Atletico team became younger, it is not so much different than before. The playing style is the same. They were the leaders in the Spanish championship and still are, and I think they will win Champions League," he added.

Atletico managed to win 2-0 against Lokomotiv Moscow at the RZD Arena, with goals from Joao Felix and Thomas.

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