Goalkeeper Atlético Madrid Jan Oblak looked frustrated after the 0-1 loss to bottom team Levante. Atletico’s performance is starting to worry, in the midst of trying to penetrate the zone Champions League in the standings.
Atletico received the result when they hosted Levante at the Wanda Metropolitano, Thursday (17/2/2022) in the morning WIB. Gonzalo Melero decided the visitors’ victory after scoring the winning goal early in the second half. Atletico looked to have avoided defeat after Angel Correa had equalized in injury time, but the goal was ruled out for an early foul.
This defeat at the hands of Levante made Atletico Madrid’s inconsistency even more obvious. Diego Simeone’s men have lost six of their last 10 matches, with just three wins.
As a result Atletico failed to displace Barcelona in the top four standings. Oblak et al are still in fourth place after collecting 39 points equal to Barca, but have played one game more. In addition, Atletico have the potential to be passed by Real Sociedad (6) after only one point difference and playing one game less.
“In the other games we started well, different to today, and today we should have done the same,” Oblak said. ESPN. “We didn’t do it anyway, it’s happened many times this season, we wasted the first half, then the game became difficult.”
“If we’re not at our best it’s impossible to win. We didn’t start well, we didn’t play a good game overall, and this is how it is. We lost, and it’s tough.”
“It is a very difficult moment, but we have to get better, everyone, we have to give a lot more, we are not at the level we should be, and like this we will not qualify for the Champions League.”
“It’s definitely worrying, our position in the league is not what it should be, and of course it’s worrying. We have to start winning games, as I said a month ago. We have to raise our level if we want to qualify for the Champions League,” Oblak said of Atletico’s performance. Madrid.