Tiger Fighting October 21st Atletico Madrid coach Simeone attended the pre-match press conference with Bayern
In fact, we are not saying anything by accident, now Atletico Madrid is getting better, making our performance more stable. Tomorrow we will face a very strong opponent. Our goal is to find a way to cause trouble for the opponent as much as possible. This is the goal of Atletico Madrid's competition tomorrow.
There is no doubt that in the face of teams that are more defensive, we have less space. Any team needs space, and it is difficult to play games without space. We saw it in the European League before, including in the league. We need to invest forces in the opponent's half, need to break through the opponent's defense line, need to attack the opponent's restricted area, and also need to beware of the opponent's counterattack. This time is not easy. On this issue, Atletico Madrid sometimes play well, sometimes it is more difficult. Of course, we play better when the space is more open.
I understand this question, and everyone should be able to imagine my answer that all we have to do is to keep our feet on the ground. We have all heard the words of Bayern coach Mr. Frick. He and I have very similar meanings, that is, one after another. Bayern also came through last season. They won 11 consecutive games, right. I think that since the Champions League champions say so, it shows that Atletico Madrid's philosophy for so many years is correct.
I think that's the same thing. No matter what the outside world says, we have our own standards and we are very clear about Atletico's goals. How to achieve this goal requires only being down to earth. No matter how the outside world dreams, expects, or looks forward to, it is all imaginary, real and real, every game.
Atletico midfielder Cork attended the pre-match press conference with Bayern
For us, the goal of any team and any game is to win, not to draw, no matter what kind of opponent we face. Whether it is the Champions League, the League, the Copa del Rey, even if it is a commercial game in a country like Israel or Nigeria, we are fighting for victory, and tomorrow is no exception.
We must still keep our feet on the ground and move forward one game after another, starting with tomorrow's game. Our first goal is to qualify for the team, which is now the most important goal. If we want to win the Champions League, we must do our job first. We can't think too far, we first need to score 3 points in tomorrow's game instead of thinking about what will happen at the end of the season.
Of course the game is different, and this is the Champions League. You can feel the atmosphere on the way from Madrid to here, there is no doubt about it. Atletico Madrid has the ability to create damage to Bayern. We can use our efforts, the intensity of the game, and the aggressiveness to achieve this. The match with Liverpool is a thing of the past. Bayern has been unbeaten in the Champions League for a long time before. Atletico Madrid hopes to be the first team to beat them.
There is no doubt that Bayern will always be the favorite team in the Champions League, and they are always among the favorites to win the championship. As for Atletico Madrid, I will not talk about it. I think it is left to everyone here to decide. We know our goals internally and know what we need. Like I said, we only look at the current day, not the end of the season.
Lucas was born in our youth training, grew up in Atletico Madrid, and became a world champion. Of course we miss him and wish him all the best. He is also a very good person. People come and go in football. After Lucas left, we also have other players joining. Atletico Madrid remains the same.