Diego Simeone said this wasn’t his worst week as Atletico Madrid manager following consecutive losses to Juventus in the Champions League and Athletic Bilbao in the league.
“The worst was when we lost the Champions League final on penalties in Milan. We are used to constantly fighting and competing. This is a time to observe, watch and grow. In the league, we’re in a good position after seven good months and intend to stay there,” said Simeone.
Simeone did admit that his side were at the mercy of Barcelona in the league.
“In recent years, this has been a team used to fighting for titles until the end and now, we are waiting to see what Barcelona do [in future weeks, beginning away at Real Betis on Sunday night], whilst being far away from them.”