Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone insists both sides had desire to win the game

Atletico were held to a 1-1 draw at Valencia

Sport360 staff 2018/08/21

Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone said that his side’s desire to beat Valencia led to the game boiling over at the end.

Spain striker Rodrigo cancelled out Angel Correa’s first-half effort, with Valencia holding them a 1-1 draw at the Mestalla.

Speaking after the game, Simeone said: “Both teams went to win, the match was open at the end and there was a lot of chaos which I didn’t like.

“A match with Valencia will always have a strong profile, we are similar teams with different nuances.

“I’m left satisfied, we put in a controlled performance after playing 120 minutes.”

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