Atletico president: We must win UCL

Atletico president: We must win UCL

Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo told about the Mattress Makers’ goals for the remaining matches of the team in the Champions League.

The second matches of the round of 16, as it is known, will take place on seventh and eighth of August and the quarter-final matches start on 12 and 13 August. After the tournament round of 16, Atletico got German RB Leipzig. Considering that Julian Nagelsmann’s team is already left without Timo Werner, the Indians’ chances grew exponentially.

In the ended la Liga season, Atletico had many problems with the game. Last summer, Diego Simeone’s team restructured seriously, lost and acquired several footballers; therefore, the team did not manage to gain pace and they did not manage to give result immediately. This is confirmed y 16 draws and the final third place in the league.

By and large, the Mattress Makers’ main problem was poor realization in attack. Diego Costa and Antoine Griezmann used to play stably on the edge, but after the injuries of the former and the departure of the latter Atletico stuck. At the same time, they managed to defeat Liverpool both at Wanda Metropolitano and Anfield.

This is what the club president is based on, speaks about chances of the team to win the Champions League,

“We definitely can advance to semi-finals. But there’s a difference between what people are saying and what is actually happening in football. Both in terms of positive and negative.

Some people say that the team, which kicks out the winner, becomes the champion of Europe. That is exactly what we did. Logically, we must win the Champions League”, Cerezo said.

Of course, this thought is far from the truth. Moreover, if we breakdown the second match of Liverpool with Atletico, everything was decided by Llorente’s substitute, who organized three goals, two of which he scored he scored himself. The other question is whether Simeone will be so lucky in further matches, considering that quarter-finals and semi-finals consist of one match.

We all remember the Mattress Makers Champions League final matches against Real Madrid, where they lacked physique and psychological sustainability. If they manage to advance to semi-finals, which is quite real, they will be expected by the winner of the couple Atalanta – PSG and that means we will see the confrontation of an attacking and a defensive side, which previously was in favor of the Mattress Makers. Pari-Match bookmaking company doesn’t really believe in the Indians, giving the odds on their victory of 9,00, the same as Barcelona. They are behind PSG (6,00), Bayern (4,35) and Manchester City (4,35).