Diego Simenone’s Atletico Madrid came back from behind to beat Villarreal 3-1 at the Wanda Metropolitano on Sunday to move up to third on the La Liga table and keep their title hopes alive.
Atletico have dropped plenty of points this season with 10 draws, 4 defeats and 11 wins. They are 12 points adrift of log leaders Barcelona.
“We’ve had up and downs this season. We’ve been playing better ever since our win against Granada. We arrived at tonight’s game in the best possible way, and the second half was amongst the best we’ve played,” said Simenone.
“the Argentine coach was happy to see Joao Félix and Kieran Trippier return from injury and inspire his side to victory. Felix was amongst the goal scorers with Angel Correa and Koke.
“The internal competition for place is strong at the moment and having those two players back is very good for us,” “I am glad to have these players back, and Trippier and Felix were important in the result tonight [Sunday].”
“We also have Diego Costa back, and Yannick Carrasco returning to fitness,” concluded Simenone.
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By FARPost Reporter