Entertaining Barca, Atletico Will Not Change Style
Madrid – took victory at home to Barcelona in the second leg of the quarterfinals of the Copa del Rey, Atletico Madrid will not be much change approach. Diego Simeone said would only apply to his best style.
Atletico took the victory by a margin of two goals when host Barca at the Vicente Calderon on Thursday (29/01/2015) pm dawn. In the first leg at the Camp Nou last week, they were defeated by a score of 0-1.
If able to win on the terms required, Los colchoneros will swing to the semifinals. But it was not easy because since the last time 2008 ago, they never win of Barca with a margin of two goals at home. Learned last three victories over the rival always by a narrow margin, respectively 4-3, 2-1, and 1-0.
So in order to meet the target two goals, Atletico expected to play a more open. It is a logical consequence for a minimum capital of the children also need to score one goal to equalize in advance.
But Simeone indicated will not do a lot of changes in approach. 44-year-old coach wants his team to perform as usual: compact, survive as a single entity, and perform quick counter attacks to the gaps left by Barca. The fact that Los Cules were on slick trend might also be consideration.
“We can only imagine the style of game that normally we show at home. Bring the game to the best situation for us,” said Simeone told Barca’s official website.
“Barcelona has historically had a philosophy of game that usually does not change. Maybe in the last few games we saw Messi little play wide to the right and an important player like Suarez in the middle, because he is the target of a great man,” he added.
Luis Enrique’s team made good-good indeed. Since losing to Real Sociedad, already last six games won all competitions. They are a total of 23 goals and conceded just twice.
The only game in which they failed to win by three goals or more in the period was as host Atletico last week.