Atlético “uncontrollable” says Martino

koke and villa celebrate

Koke and David Villa celebrate Atlético’s goal

Barcelona coach Gerardo Martino branded Atlético Madrid “uncontrollable” after his side’s 1 nil defeat at the Vicente Calderón stadium on Wednesday evening.

Martino also hailed his players as heroes as they tried to equalise and get back into the game. Atlético started well from the get go and never allowed the Catalan giants to settle into their usual passing game.

Atlético’s Koke scored the only goal of the night as the team from Madrid snatched a 2-1 aggregate win over the Catalans to go through to the semi-finals of the Champions League.

Martino thinks that his team created a few chances to score but failure to exert control over the game as a whole cost them the match and the tie.

“We expected to have more control of the ball to avoid their pressing, but we didn’t manage to do that. There was a big difference between the sides in the first 20 minutes, but after that both sides had their chances.”

Former Barcelona man David Villa was ecstatic after the match and said: “It’s one of those days that is saved in history and we’ll all remember.”

“Atlético Madrid are a big team who have had bad times and the successes are known much better here.”

“In recent years, thanks to this team and the coaching staff we have achieved a lot and finally we’ve been able to do something great.”

“We are in the semis of the Champions League and above Real Madrid and Barcelona in the League.”

In the other tie, Manchester united  held Bayern Munich to a 1-1 draw for most of the match only to be beaten by the German machine by 3 goals to one in the final part of the game.

‘Schoolboy defending’ cost Manchester United against Bayern Munich, admitted coach David Moyes.

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Comments

  1. The coach is to blame
    he lacks ideas and game tactics
    why bring out iniesta and faregas and you allow xavi and busquets
    two players who cant unlock defence
    yesternight it was about attacking not controlling the match, we only wnated to score not keep possession
    this tik taka thing is now our sickness we must get rid of it soon
    messi should have been brought off, his work rate was low and he lost the ball unneccessarly
    barca need a new keeper , new strng defenders , a strng a nd tactictal defensive midfielders
    brca should sign mandzukic and messi must play at the wing if he doesnt want then to hell with messi he must go and play for boca juniors
    martino must go and barca must sign a coach with european experience
    Barca need a change of style and formation

  2. The coach is to blame
    he lacks ideas and game tactics
    why bring out iniesta and fabregas and you allow xavi and busquets
    two players who cant unlock defence
    yesternight it was about attacking not controlling the match, we only wnated to score not keep possession
    this tik taka thing is now our sickness we must get rid of it soon
    messi should have been brought off, his work rate was low and he lost the ball unneccessarly
    barca need a new keeper , new strng defenders , a strng a nd tactictal defensive midfielders
    brca should sign mandzukic and messi must play at the wing if he doesnt want then to hell with messi he must go and play for boca juniors
    martino must go and barca must sign a coach with european experience
    Barca need a change of style and formation

  3. Barca must allow changes, if their to return to the top of world football
    tik taka no longer works
    we need a new formation and new style of play
    and new players are needed inorder for change to take place
    you cant put new wine in old wineskins

  4. Barca must be willing to change they cant keep on with tiktaka it no longer wrks
    new players are needed inorder for change to take place

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