Atletico Madrid coach Diego Pablo Simeone has assured that players need convince themselves of what they can "do" and "find the regularity", what happens to beat RCD Espanyol this Sunday in the Wanda Metropolitano (16.00 hours), and has explained that the team that maintains the "highest concentration" It will be the one that ends up winning LaLiga Santander.
"It's a bit complex; we have three important players like Joao -Félix-, Savic and Giménez out for 6-7 games. When we are all we will have more strength in internal competition, which will help us improve our game. We need to convince ourselves of what we can do and from there, find the regularity, "he told a press conference.
In addition, he appealed to "dump" the ideas that have been "in the field" for years. "At times they look and at times, no. We have been very irregular, like almost all LaLiga teams this year, and that team that manages to stabilize in the game and maintain the highest concentration, is the one that will compete best. We have tickets good's and bad's, we have to work with concentration and regularity, and that gives you the field and not the words, "he said.
The Argentine coach also does not believe that the crisis of results, with three games without winning, is a matter of motivation. "The players always have the motivation, especially with respect for the club they play in, but there are times when the state of motivation wakes up better or worse. On that plot it is where the coach has to enter," he said.
"We are always looking for what we understand we can generate in tomorrow's game to get the game going, and we will not change. From what the team needs and the situations, we will arm the team, "he added about the possibility of changes in the starting lineup against the Blue and Whites.
Finally, Simeone praised the start of the season of the Brazilian left back Renan Lodi. "Lodi is making an entry to a club as important as Atlético de Madrid in an extraordinary way. He has incorporated very well, he has learned many things that have made him reach his team, he has almost always played as a starter for his own merits. .. Being young that is not easy, and he has solved it in an extraordinary way "he indicated.
"Hopefully he will continue along that line. Like every footballer, he may have some moment of downturn, but we need him and it will be important this year for us," he concluded.