After another disappointing performance for the Rojiblancos, the Trainer is determined to get Back the Fans through hard work and Outcomes
With no wins and only one goal from their previous four matches in all competitions, questions are raised about whether Simeone’s undoubtedly effective time in charge at the club might be coming to an end.
Defeat from the derby to Real Madrid following Saturday will just intensify calls for the head coach to depart, but Simeone is determined to show he can salvage Atleti’s season.
“I can not say anything to the people [who don’t have religion ],” he told reporters.
“I am respectful with everybody. I was whistled since I was not doing well in my second spell at the club [as a player]. The fans are critical once the team does not win. And it is for me to find answers to that.
“The first thing we will need to do is to get back working. After that, I will make my decisions based on what I believe is best for the group. We’ve got a week to come back to peace and calm, which is something you need in soccer.
“I have a terrific squad and a couple of lads are expected back from injury this week. On Saturday, we’ll be going out with the hope of winning the game.”
Simeone refused to criticise the Wanda Metropolitano fans for their support on Sunday and worried Atleti could have won the match had they revealed a more clinical advantage in the second half.
“The public get you moving, they get involved and do their part in supporting the group,” he said. “We’ve only played two games away from home that did not turn out well and the fans were great today.
“On other days, you may easily wind up losing games like this. We could have won the match in the second half.”