Simeone congratulates Girona a classic cup game
Diego Simeone describes the loss to Girona in the Copa Del Rey on away game as a classic cup game with his side being dumped out of the cup through away goals rule after a 3-3 draw at the Wanda Metropolitano.
“It was a beautiful match, a classic cup game,” said Simeone.
“We had the intention of winning at all times.
“We got an early goal [through Nikola Kalinic] and had chances to extend our lead.
“Girona‘s forceful nature was their greatest ally.
“Congratulations to Girona – we gave everything, we continued to go for the comeback, but the 3-3 hurt us.”
“I say to the fans what they saw: a side that gave everything,” he responded when asked about what he would say to Atleti‘s supporters.
“The intention was always to win the game.
“Sometimes you play well and do not advance [to the next round]; I prefer to play badly and always go through.”