His team lost 3-0 at the Santiago Bernabeu and are left with a mountain to climb in the return leg of their Champions League semifinal against Real Madrid, but Diego Simeone is just refusing to accept that his team are down and out.
The second leg is still to come. Many people will believe it’s not possible, but for me it is
he told reporters after the game at Bernabeu, having already said something similar to his players in the dressing room, before heading to the Press conference.
Football is marvelous, as unexpected things happen sometimes. I think we still have a chance. It’s very, very difficult, but football has these things. Until the last drop of possibility we have, we will play for it, no doubt
the Argentine coach said, having seen his team fail to score that one precious away goal that would have kept them relatively close to qualifying for the final.
They were the better team, above all, in how well they took their chances. So I must congratulate them
Simeone added, talking about Real Madrid, before repeating that
I feel relaxed more than anything. We’ll try for something impossible. We’re Atletico Madrid and we’re capable of doing it.