Tiger Fight, September 29, Beijing time at 1:00 on October 1, Atletico Madrid will play Huesca in the fourth round of La Liga. Atletico Madrid coach Simeone attended the pre-match conference.
I will neither be influenced by criticism, nor will I be blinded by praise. Journalists must have something to write about, and I respect their work. All we have to do is to come one game after another. Our opponents tomorrow played very well against Villarreal and Valencia. Tomorrow's game will be very difficult, and the opponent's tactical style is very flexible and creative.
We always support the chairman, and I agree with him.
What people think is beyond my control. The only thing we can control is our competitive level of responsibility. In the ongoing competition, we understand that La Liga is not easy to play, every team is constantly improving, and every game is very fierce. If we want to play tomorrow's game well, we must stay focused and try to reproduce the level of the previous game.
In the 11 games since the epidemic was interrupted last season, except for the last two league games against Real Sociedad and the Champions League against Leipzig, I think we played well during that time. The team has been improved in training and the defense is more stable, allowing us to press more boldly. In the league, the team has scored more goals, among which there are many penalty kicks, which we constantly create threats in the opponent's penalty area in exchange for. We hope to continue to stick to this situation. To do this, we need to make some decisions. Some decisions are made by our coaching staff, and some are left to the players to make on the court. They represent the team on the court.
Every day, you emphasize that Atletico is constantly losing penalties. Judging from the history of Atletico Madrid, we are indeed the most missed penalties. See if we can do better next. We hope to practice well, but the tension during the game is difficult to simulate. Saul lost points in the last game, but he usually scores penalties, like when he played Barcelona last season. But the goalkeeper on the other side is constantly improving. At the moment when the goalkeeper confronted the penalty player, the result was either a goal or no penalty. How to score the ball at that instant is the subject we will study next.
Since Suarez came, we have been with him for some time. Despite his honor, he is very humble and full of eagerness to prove his importance to the team on and off the court. There is only so much I can tell you about Suarez's existence. There are many great people in the Atletico Madrid team, and some people need help from outside so that the team can become better. At present, Suarez's arrival has allowed the team to develop in this direction. As for tomorrow's game, Suarez and Costa may play together in 90 minutes, or they may appear in turn.
As I said before, I will not comment on players who are not on the team, as this will not help us prepare for tomorrow's game against Huesca. Everyone knows Cavani’s strengths, but for us, the most important thing is the players we have now, who can lead the team to achieve the goals we have been hitting year after year.
I can understand your question, but please understand, I cannot answer this question. We must now be more cautious in our words and actions than before. If I didn't express my opinion on this before, I can imagine whether I would evaluate VAR now.
This question is difficult to answer. Now it seems that we are going to coexist with this virus, and we are trying to normalize everything so that the earth does not stop spinning. On our football side, we also have a series of measures to ensure that everything goes on normally. I think they should do their responsibilities to ensure the safety of the players, keep the hope of continuing to play and fight the virus.
Just can win. This is the best football style in the world. Do everything possible to win.
The stronger the player and the more capable they are, the more possibilities there are. They are two types of players, Costa prefers to pull sides, bypassing opponents to find opportunities. Suarez is better at small-scale diagonal passes that directly impact the penalty area and can connect teammates. Of course they can coexist, and the most important thing is that they have to show their own characteristics. We need Costa’s personality and Suarez’s experience.