Diego Simeone: “We had more chances to win it.”

Speaking after Atlético’s 1-1 draw with Real Madrid on Sunday, head coach Diego Simeone admitted his side could have taken all three points in the Madrid derby.

The Argentine coach must wait to overtake Atlético legend Luis Aragonés as the coach with the most wins as Atlético boss. He remains on 308 matches won – the same number former Spain boss Aragonés achieved in his time in charge of Los Rojiblancos.

“I am happy with the team’s work until the 80th minute and it’s a shame that we could not win a game that we wanted to win. On the negative side, there is the draw in the last few minutes on one of their two chances in the game, but the positive side is the good game we played.

“We were well controlled, we played well in the first half. In the second we started with the same tune, with chances to be able to close it out but we could not be forceful.

“We were playing a team with great players, who always have this in the right until the end. We had more chances to win it than they did.”

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