Confronted Atletico Madrid and Barca, Simeone: That Make Us Better
Madrid – Atletico Madrid trip in the Copa del Rey is very not easy. After intercepted Real Madrid in the last 16, Barcelona’s turn to be the opponent in the quarterfinals. But Los colchoneros eagerly.
In the round of 16 last, dealing with city rivals Atletico Madrid, in a two-leg match. Face-studded Los Blancos star players, the team made a successful Diego Simeone won 2-0 at home then held to a 2-2 draw at the Santiago Bernabeu. They also advanced to the quarterfinals.
In the quarterfinals, another tough opponent already waiting for the Barça. Luis Enrique foster children escaped after hitting Elche with a 9-0 aggregate. In the first leg which was held at the Camp Nou, Atletico actually look good and make Lionel Messi et al. was frustrated.
But ‘unfortunately’, they were sentenced to a penalty in the closing minutes of the game so it should come home with a narrow defeat 0-1. Not a good result, of course, but the chances of escape is still open because margins are thin. Leg II simultaneously match determination will be held at the Vicente Calderon on Thursday (01/29/2015) pm dawn later.
Must go through the tournament with a straight face opponents classmates Madrid and Barca, clearly makes Atletico need to always look at the best level. Simeone believes his team will be growing.
“Facing Real Madrid and Barcelona in the Copa del Rey for me very nice. Because the only thing that makes you better as a team is playing against the best, and try to measure yourself with them even though it is difficult,” he launched the official website Barcelona .
“I welcome the game against the best, it makes you better. I hope tomorrow we can make a leap of quality,” added the Argentine.
Madrid and Barca face directly true also provide another blessing for Atletico. After getting rid of Los Merengues and if they are capable of ejecting Barca, then the chance to champion arguably increases because only two teams were assessed in a better level in Spain. In fact at the board table, only Madrid and Barca in over Atletico until today.