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The Real society struck down this Wednesday Atletico Madrid in the round of 16 of the Copa del Rey with a 2-0 victory at the Reale Arena, a result that once again highlighted the delicate moment that the colchoneros are going through, who give themselves away behind and have no arrival. Y Diego Simeon, DT of the eliminated team, suffers not only because of the results, but also because they point to him as the person responsible for this present and Some Spanish media, including the newspaper AS, dare to ask if the end of a cycle has not been reached.

Those led by Imanol Alguacil deservedly won the ticket to the quarterfinals and with goals from Januzaj, with a header in the first half, and Sorloth, who at the start of the second stage took advantage of another flaw in the red and white defense. The tool He had no reaction to come back.

The 1-0 of Real Sociedad (Junazaj)

On his tenth anniversary at the helm of the Atlético squad, Simeone lives his worst moment, without being able to climb positions in a League that shows him very far from the leader Real Madrid and, now, out in the Copa del Rey. Things don’t work out for those led by Cholo and doubts flood him at the first opportunity.

The 2-0 of Real Sociedad (Sorloth)

Under a hostile environment in sports, and after a violent reception upon arrival at the stadium, those from Madrid suffered from the beginning the arrivals of a much more determined Real. The attacks, insults and incidents in the run-up to the match were followed by a football beating.

The arrival was crossed by violent incidents, where fans of the Basque team attacked the bus with stones and a journalist came to record Simeone, angry, at the insults against local fans from inside the vehicle that was transporting them.

With Anoeta in ecstasy and Real feeling very comfortable, Atlético also had to experience an ordeal in the 90 minutes. With the game 0-2, Simeone looked for the reaction in what he had on the bench, including his scorer, the Uruguayan Luis Suárez, plus Cunha and Lemar, but he lost even more control in midfield and the game ended in disorder, No ideas, no expectations.

There was no magic from Joao Félix, nor did Suárez recover his instinct. What’s more, Real Sociedad had clear opportunities to increase the difference and could have scored goals, but failed in the final point.

The defeat left Simeone reeling, far from the attitude inside the bus reproaching the Real Sociedad fans for their behavior in the embarrassing arrival, before the police intervened. Ahead, the team has the round of 16 of the Champions League, in a tough direct elimination duel with Manchester United. There’s no margin of error.

“The only way to improve is to help the footballer so that he has confidence and peace of mind. The game was tough, Real started off very well, then we had the chance for Carrasco who could have converted. They scored the first goal and after the break that play (of the second goal) took away a bit of the inertia that we wanted”, Simeone reviewed, after the defeat.

“It simply came to our notice then We are at a stage in which, as many say, the dynamic is not good, but it is there to change and think positive. I believe in my players and we will find a way to straighten out this situation”, he added, confident of getting out of the well.

Luis Suárez was on the bench and Diego Simeone gave him minutes on the pitch after being 0-2 down
Luis Suárez was on the bench and Diego Simeone gave him minutes on the pitch after being 0-2 down NurPhoto – NurPhoto

It was up to Cholo, once again, to recognize the mistakes in defense of his team and recalled that solidity at the back has to be the key to success. “Football is forcefulness and the fewer mistakes you make, the closer you are to winning. Hopefully we can meet again with that zero in our arch that many years have criticized us and obviously today has more weight every day, and that from that defensive stability everything else is better”, he assured.

”It’s a football problem, every year is not the same, last season was magnificent until five months ago, and this season has been very difficult so far. The opportunities are there, because we have the League and the Champions League. Quiet, I’m not going to stay,” he added, showing himself whole.

Diego Simeone had a bad time this Wednesday in San Sebastián, due to the aggressions when he arrived on the pitch and the defeat against Real Sociedad for the Copa del Rey
Diego Simeone had a bad time this Wednesday in San Sebastián, due to the aggressions when he arrived on the pitch and the defeat against Real Sociedad for the Copa del ReyNurPhoto – NurPhoto

And finally, about the attack on the bus by a group of local fans, he said: “You already saw it, a whole path with Real fans, there was no protection suddenly. I told Imanol that they have nothing to do with it, but to send greetings to the people who had to prepare our arrival and did not prepare it”.


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