Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone believes his side have run into top form as they warmed up for next week's Champions League clash with PSV Eindhoven by cruising to a 3-0 home win against Deportivo la Coruna.
Simeone's side remained eight points behind La Liga leaders Barcelona following a fourth straight win and they head into next Tuesday's return leg against PSV unbeaten in their last seven matches in all competitions.
“We’ve found a regularity and a more stable way of playing,” the Argentinian said in quotes reported on the club’s official Twitter account after goals from Saul Niguez, Antoine Griezmann and Angel Correa made light work of Depor.
“What’s important is that the goals come from different parts of the field.”
Atletico drew 0-0 in Eindhoven last month and Simeone quickly switched his attentions to the Dutch side’s visit.
“The most important (game) of the season was the Deportivo (game). Now it’s the one against PSV,” he said.
Argentinian Saul, whose 18th-minute header was his eighth goal of the season, was also looking ahead to next Tuesday.
“The team has done a great job,” he told the club’s official website.
“We have achieved a great result, which gives us a plus for Tuesday. We have achieved a great result and it has been a very rounded match.
“We must continue doing our work and be strong at home until the end of the season. Now we have another final on Tuesday at home.”
Deportivo have now gone 13 league games without a win and coach Victor Sanchez feels his side are not enjoying the best of luck.
He told the club’s official website: “We are at a time of the season in which fortune is not with us.”
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