Atletico Madrid coach Simeone: When we played like Real Madrid they criticised us

Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone had a dig at Carlo Ancelotti’s tactics after yesterday’s defeat to Real Madrid.

Real Madrid won 2-1 at the Metropolitano, with Simeone highlighting the visitors’ defensive tactics.

He said, “We played an important game, as I think several guys did. Seeing a team that plays a low block, I like it, it reminds me of the one we had with (Diego) Costa and they criticised us because they said we were defensive.

“I have something fantastic to see. Madrid defends well, runs little, takes away the spaces… You can play low and play well, like they do.

“They have made a terrific difference.”