Diego Simeone is able to settle for accountability if Atletico Madrid fail to qualify for the Champions League.

On the day Atleti noticed their LaLiga crown taken by bitter rivals Actual Madrid, they suffered a doubtlessly damaging 2-0 defeat to Athletic Bilbao at San Mames.

They remained in fourth after the defeat, but fifth-placed Actual Betis can lower the hole to only a level in the event that they overcome Getafe on Monday.

Los Colchoneros face a troublesome run-in that sees them play champions Madrid, Sevilla and Actual Sociedad in three of their 4 remaining video games.

Requested at a media convention if he was fearful about not securing a top-four spot, Simeone stated: “It occupies me. You must know the way to be in tough moments and there have been just a few in recent times. 

“We’ll see who’s up for this tough second. The accountability rests with me. I’m the primary one accountable for whether or not it occurs or not.

“Everybody wants to remain calm, there are 4 video games left.”

Athletic have been good worth for his or her win, which got here courtesy of an early Mario Hermoso personal objective and a second-half penalty from Inaki Williams.

The outcome meant Atleti have now failed to attain of their previous two LaLiga video games – the primary time they’ve carried out that since October 2020 once they drew blanks in opposition to Huesca and Villarreal.

Simeone had no complaints along with his aspect’s effort, although, and stated there is no such thing as a lack of want to attain a top-four spot.

“The primary jiffy weren’t good, then the crew improved,” he stated. “Their first objective hit Hermoso and went in; Carrasco’s strike does the identical however goes vast. These are the small particulars that matter.

“If you happen to see how they practice, how they work and decide to doing what we are saying, then there’s nothing to say. There isn’t any lack of dedication or depth.

“There’s anxiousness and the will to attain the objective of the club.”

Atleti are subsequent in motion on Might 8 once they host Los Blancos in El Derbi on the Wanda Metropolitano.

Author: Londonlad

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