Diego Simeone has revealed how his Atletico Madrid side were able to defeat Manchester United at Old Trafford and book a place in the quarter-finals of this season’s Champions League.
Despite Manchester United starting the first half brightly, it was Atletico Madrid who took the lead through Renan Lodi’s first-half header.
The first half strike happened to be the game’s decider, sending United out of the competition in the round of sixteen on a 2-1 aggregate.
Speaking to reporters after the game, Simeone explained, “It was a brilliant effort from the lads, one of our best games this season.
“We started with a 5-3-2 then changed to a 5-4-1 with Antoine Griezmann on the right of midfield and Renan Lodi growing more and more on the left.
“The defence was brilliant and Jan Oblak helped us remain calm throughout. It was a real team effort.”
You should be ashamed of yourselves – O’Hara slams Man United fans for throwing bottles at Simeone
Former Tottenham midfielder, Jamie O’Hara has blasted Manchester United fans for throwing objects at Atletico Madrid boss, Diego Simeone after their club’s Champions League exit.
Manchester United’s hopes of claiming any trophy this season have ended after they crashed out of the Champions League in the round of sixteen at Old Trafford, losing 2-1 on aggregate to Diego Simeone’s Atletico Madrid.
Renan Lodi’s first-half header was the only goal in the second leg clash at Old Trafford.
Some Red Devils fans targeted the Atletico Madrid boss to vent their frustration and O’Hara was disappointed with their action.
“Manchester United fans, some of you should be ashamed of yourselves throwing things at the manager as he’s trying to run down the tunnel,” he told talkSPORT.
“Unacceptable, you should be banned and more needs to be done with this because I’m sick of seeing it.
“Since we’ve come back from COVID with fans back in the ground, I don’t know why all of a sudden that fans think they can throw things at players, at managers.
“It’s not good enough, it’s not acceptable and it’s got to stop. There needs to be harsher punishments, because I’m seeing it way too much.”