Atletico Madrid lost the city derby to Real Madrid with a score of 1:2 and moved further away from the top of the La Liga table.
Coach Diego Simeone had a special night after becoming the coach with the most matches in charge of “Los Colchoneros”.
The Argentinian criticized the game of last night’s opponent, while he praised his players for the game shown.
“You can play poorly and you can play well, while Real does both, it is a strong team. In the break between the two halves, we talked and in the second half we were more aggressive, getting close to equalizing. However, Real defends well and uses the few spaces to go forward with counterattacks. Compliments to them, but I am satisfied with the work done by my team, which demonstrated its face until the end”, declared the coach of Atletico in the press conference.
Hermoso’s late goal was not enough for Atletico, while Rodrygo and Valverde had previously scored for Real.