Diego Simeone’s Copa del Rey desire were ended by the Spanish champions FC Barcelona in midweek and now Atletico Madrid are in danger of going backwards in La Liga.
As according to the Atletico Madrid’s manager Diego Simeone, they have lost their consistency and are going backwards as their rivals have upped their game this season to leave his side playing catch-up, as Diego Simeone’s are currently standing at the 5th with 39 points having 10 points difference with the current La liga table toppers and their home town rival Real Madrid.
After claiming three third-place finish and a La Liga title in the past four seasons it’s seems like the Spanish giant Atletico Madrid will have to face a fight to secure Champions League qualification this time around.
Which is forcing the Argentine man Diego Simeone, who is currently managing the Spanish giant Atletico Madrid to express that they have lost their consistency and are going backwards.
As in a recent interview, the 46-year-old Argentine coach Diego Simeone said, "We have lost our consistency and our rivals have improved their results so we will have to run and work hard to fulfil our aims this season,"
"Real Madrid are having a fantastic season, Villarreal are competing as always, and Sevilla are betting on the league this time rather than the cups."
But the Argentine man does have the consolation of a squad that is largely untroubled by injuries, with a return to European action on the agenda when they head to Bayer Leverkusen later this month.
As added, "I am happy right now because we have the majority of players available,"
"Except for Augusto [Fernandez] and Tiago, who will return next week, the rest are okay.”
"We are coming off a result that wasn't positive and that hurts, having worked all month under the illusion of reaching the final.
"But both the second half of the first leg and the entire game at the Camp Nou will give us heart and we want to continue in line with those performances."