Diego Simeone returns to “lucky” Liverpool critics


Diego Simeone once again responded to those who consider Atletico Madrid’s Champions League victory over Liverpool to be “lucky”.

The Reds lost their grip on the European Cup when they were beaten 4-2 in total by La Liga in the round of 16 in March.

Jurgen Klopp’s team, after losing the 1-0 first leg in Spain, dominated the return and took a 2-0 lead in overtime after Roberto Firmino added a strike from Gini Wijnaldum in the first half .

However, a substitute goalkeeper Adrian’s error offered a chance for a valuable away goal shortly after with Atletico, then taking advantage of Liverpool’s need to go ahead with two more goals.

And Simeone dismissed all suggestions that his team had enjoyed good fortune overnight.

“Football is like boxing because you have to know when it’s time to attack,” he said, speaking to AS in Spain.

“At Atletico, we know the virtues we have as a team.

“The example is when we played against Liverpool, a great team, we knew we could hurt him.

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“When they talk about our luck, I think of a team that lost 2-0 and scored three goals.

“This is not luck. Games must be valued as a whole. “

By preventing Liverpool from winning a seventh European Cup, Atletico gave itself a chance to win its first after losing in its last three final appearances.


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