ANDhe athletic bottomed out on February 16 after losing at home to I raised. The rojiblancos lost by the minimum in a disappointing match against the granotas that set off the alarms in the dome of the mattress club. The classification for the next edition of the Champions Leaguethe fans had been hit hard and the players were not at the level expected.
Cholo Simeone, Andrea Berta and Miguel ngel Gil Marn They met to find solutions and the maximum shareholder of the mattress group addressed the staff to ask for a greater commitment. He warned of the need to play the highest continental competition next season and the consequences that would entail not being among the best in the world. Europe.
And it seems that the message was direct and it worked. If after the appointment before the Lift the Atletico was in sixth place The league with 39 points, eleven games later, everything has changed. In the month of February there was cause for concern because the Sevillesecond classified, had 50 points, the Betis was 43 and the Real society closed the stalls Champions League with 41.
With the real Madrid intractable at the top of the table, there is no doubt that the direct rivals of the Atltico are Barcelona, Seville, Betis and Real Sociedad. Face to face with two of them will be seen in the next few days, the Boticians were beaten in the Benito Villamarn and with the culs he no longer crossed his path.
But everything indicates that when you measure Seville and Royal Society in the penultimate and last day respectively everything can be decided. And the fact that the athletic has added ten points more than Botics, Seville and Donostia has caused those of Simeone they can close their target in the Martinez Valero of Elche. In this last ‘League’ of 14 games that he scored Simeoneonly the Barcelonawith 30 points, has outnumbered the athleticleaving aside the real Madrid.
With the exception of the lack of goal that the athletic in quotes like Grenade at home, Saint Mams or the derby against real Madrid, where only a penalty was scored despite having up to six very clear chances to score, the rojiblancos have shown good numbers against the rival goal. They add 18 goals in favor in eleven games, something that has more value due to the injury of Joao and the drought of strikers like Griezmann, Cunha and Correa.
In this way, now it’s time for Atltico to close the season, finalize the pass to the Champions League and correct errors to extend the good results of a ‘14 game league‘ to a League of 38, which is where the titles are decided.