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The manager was frustrated after his team fell 1-0 in their clash with the Blues on Tuesday.
Diego Simeone says that Atlético de Madrid will go to work ahead of their return clash with Chelsea.
Atleti fell 1-0 to the Blues on Tuesday with an impressive aerial kick from Olivier Giroud that showed the difference in the first leg.
As a result, Simeone’s team will have it all to do when he heads to Stamford Bridge with a place in the quarterfinals on the line.
What did Simeone have to say?
“Looking ahead three weeks is too much,” Simeone said. “We have many games until then. We will play against an opponent with speed and we will have to be able to stop him, to face forwards like Giroud and other powerful players.
“We need to have more ball and position ourselves better in attack. We will work on that, but we also have an important game against Villarreal.
“Work, work, work. I trust the team we have. If we were in the month of September and they told me that we lost but we continue to lead, I would sign it.”
And he added: “We are in a difficult moment, it is reality. More for the results than for what happened in the field. We have to occupy ourselves, work and improve.
“At the moment, the game is difficult. They have an advantage, but I trust my team.”
What’s next for Atlético de Madrid?
Before looking towards a rematch against Chelsea, Atlético de Madrid will look to protect their lead at the top of La Liga.
Simone’s team is three points ahead of Real Madrid in the league, having played one game less.
Barcelona, meanwhile, is eight points behind while Sevilla is third, seven points behind the league leaders.
The next step for Atleti is a clash with Villarreal this weekend before a possible title battle with Real Madrid on March 7.