Friday, May 26, 2017

Berizzo hails ´biggest win´ of career after beating Atletico

SoccerNews in General Soccer News 27 Jan 2016

2 Views

Celta Vigo coach Eduardo Berizzo hailed his side’s 3-2 victory over Atletico Madrid in the Copa del Rey quarter-final as his “biggest win”.

After a 0-0 draw in the first leg, the Galician side put on a confident display at Vicente Calderon, where two goals from Pedro Pablo Hernandez and another from John Guidetti meant Celta became the first team to win at Atletico since Benfica in September.

Berizzo saw Celta let a 1-0 lead slip in the first half, but praised the character displayed by his players to clinch victory.

“The conviction of the players was key,” he said. “We were very serious, solid, and we learned to manage difficult moments.

“At 1-1 we showed our collective strength and played our usual football.”

He added: “When you beat a great team it is easy to exaggerate, but this is my biggest win. I feel proud to come to a stadium like this and beat a huge team like Atletico.”

Atletico coach Diego Simeone insisted his side gave everything to try and progress in the Copa del Rey, denying suggestions that they were holding back ahead of their Liga clash with title rivals Barcelona this weekend.

“We set out to compete in the best way,” he said. “We were looking to take the game but it didn’t go well. We conceded three goals, and that is not typical of us.

“When you try to play attacking football, you can lose. This is football.”

Simeone refused to agree with suggestions that his side had endured a repeat of their failure to reach the Copa del Rey semi-finals last season, adding: “Failure? You can call it whatever you want.”

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

SoccerNews

Soccernews.com is news blog for soccer with comprehensive coverage of all the major leagues in Europe, as well as MLS in the United States. In addition we offer breaking news for transfers and transfer rumors, ticket sales, betting tips and offers, match previews, and in-depth editorials.

You can follow us on Facebook: Facebook.com/soccernews.com or Twitter: @soccernewsfeed.

SHARE OR COMMENT ON THIS ARTICLE

WE RECOMMEND

Leave a Reply

Be the First to Comment!

Notify of
avatar
 
smilegrinwinkmrgreenneutraltwistedarrowshock???cooleviloopsrazzrollcryeeklolmadsad!?ideahmmbegwhewchucklesillyenvyshutmouth
wpDiscuz
Live Scores

advertisement

Betting Guide Advertisement

advertisement

  • Football_888sport betting
Become a Writer
More More
Top