We went perfectly tactic, Simeone said after the win in Leverkusen
Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone after winning Tuesday's 4: 2 in Leverkusen in the opening eight-finals of the Champions League lauded the visiting players almost to the letter met the stipulated tactics.
"Can I get back to Madrid with a big smile. We said before the game that if we attack from the left pravonohým we cause defenders problems. And that's what we did," Simeone told reporters.
Atletico is much succeeded opening half, which was pushed through a beautiful shot Saúl and Antoine Griezmann. After the change of sides for an early reduction Karim replied Bellarabiho A penalty Kévin Gameiro. Leverkusen by their own interference Stefan Savic again closer to the goal, but alternating Fernando Torres score in the end concluded.
"Especially the first half was on our side tactically perfect. We played intelligently and we bookmakers online caused them problems," said Simeone. "After the change of sides with Leverkusen got more into the game, but overall it was hilarious for us tonight. Outside, it is important to have confidence and it has definitely missing," said Argentine coach.
Finalist last year, according to him, but needs to improve on the defensive. "Gave Atletico in the Champions League four goals for the first time after 21 years. But we have to try to collect less, which is for this stage of the tournament the key," said Simeone, whose wards knocked Bayer already předloňském eight-finals. "My opponent will not have anything to lose in retaliation, so we must be careful," added the former midfielder.
At Leverkusen coach Roger Schmidt made a big impression Spanish rival. "For us it was a very tough night. It's easy to understand why Atlético last three years twice been to the finals. Only Real Madrid him in recent years was able to play, so it would be unfair to say that we lost because of lack of experience," said Schmidt .
"We ourselves get into trouble when we needlessly lost the ball and they were all later. Atletico have made it possible to show their quality, but I'm proud of our response in the second half. We even could match 3: 3, unfortunately, we have a chance not used, "said the German coach. Retaliation is played in Madrid on 15 March.