After scoring all eight of their penalties in the shoot-out, Diego Simeone stated Atletico Madrid spent no time practicing.
Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone insists his group invest no time practicing penalties just after they stepped up within the shoot-out to reach the Champions League quarter-finals.
Juanfran struck the decisive spot-kick as Atletico claimed an 8-7 penalty shoot-out win more than PSV just after their last-16 tie finished locked at 0-0 following a goalless draw in the Vicente Calderon.
Simeone said Atletico wasted no time no penalties in coaching as they finished having a great eight from eight on Tuesday.
“We don’t practice penalties since it tends to make no sense,” he mentioned.
“[Assistant] German Burgos chose the players for the shoot-out last year against Bayer Leverkusen and he did it once again tonight. We’ve got to congratulate him.
“It was difficult final year and it was challenging tonight due to the fact it isn’t straightforward in these circumstances. It was like a chess game.”
Luciano Narsingh’s failure to convert in the spot proved decisive for PSV as they bowed out of your competition.
Simeone was predictably thrilled with his team’s progress for the final eight.
“I’m delighted to get into the quarter-finals. Behind Juanfran’s winning penalty is actually a great deal of really hard operate from many people today and it’s a fantastic thrill for us to be within the quarters,” he stated.
“We will continue competing and we won’t underestimate what it suggests to have to the final eight.”