Diego Simeone (coach of Atlético de Madrid, beaten by Real Madrid 1-2): “We had decided that Antoine (Griezmann) would start this meeting. He played very well in support of the centre-forward before the break. In the second half, he also developed well on the left side. He had a good match, like all of my players. We made a lot of effort to stay alive throughout the meeting.
Despite the loss, I am proud of my team. We kept fighting, even losing 2-0. Real Madrid are so efficient. They are very solid defensively, before punishing you on the counterattack. It reminds me of our team with Diego Costa. People were criticizing our defensive style back then, but it’s fantastic to be so effective. »
Carlo Ancelotti (Real Madrid coach): “In the first period, we managed the raises very well, with two raises from Thibaut (Courteous) and which end with two goals. We were comfortable with possession of the ball. In the second half, we lost this desire to hurt them. But the match was well controlled, even if we suffered in the last minutes, when Atlético started to push, as always. (On Rodrygo) The team, in general, made up for Karim’s absence well (Benzema). Everyone who has played in his position has done well. This (sunday) evening, it was Rodrygo, and he did it well, he scored a spectacular goal”.