Diego Simeone claims Atletico Madrid picking up less points against Qarabag than Roma in the Champions League shows “how wonderful football can be.”
Atleti dropped into the Europa League for the first time under Simeone on Tuesday as their 1-1 draw with Chelsea was bettered by Roma’s 1-0 victory over Qarabag, and Simeone was perplexed by how his side performed better against Group C’s top team than the bottom-placed Azeris.
“It hurts because of how wonderful football can be,” the Coach said after the game.
“We’ve been eliminated after picking up more points from the top team than the bottom! We won’t look for excuses and take responsibility.
“The game against Qarabag, hitting the target 10 times without scoring, is difficult to explain.”