Atletico is simply the much much better side, by far away. They know how to be a threat in the box and how to make good use of every mistake of the opponent.
Can’t really blame Berizzo for this. The guy put up his best possible line up and actually managed to have a great first half, not allowing Atletico any shot on goal and dominating the match. However, he is not at fault that our players are dumb enough not to know when to shoot and when to pass while in the box.
We will never ever win La Liga or do something major in CL without 40-50 million Euros investments in certain players. The board knows this well, but us fans can easily forget it and never get the hopes too high. We should be thankful that this team is over-performing and having a lot of luck even with the likes of Getafe, only to sneak some hard-fought 3 points.
We don’t have a killer striker. Muriel can’t out-run and out-muscle everyone in his way. He lastly played for Sampdoria in the Serie A, now imagine. Not that Bacca would’ve done much more, but Jovetic for instance, could be useful in these kind of matches, as he is the player that can make something out of nothing, shoot blindly from somewhere and score, because he risks and it rewards him most of the time. None of our current players are risk-takers, Navas didn’t shoot vs. Las Palmas, as it would be too risky, he wanted to cross but the Gods of football wanted it to be a funny goal.
N’Zonzi, 2 goals from amateur mistakes from him. To be brutally honest, he is a very good player but he hasn’t been contributing anything worthy mentioning this season. He passes well and sometimes chases players, but his defensive abilities are getting poorer every time, or could be that he simply doesn’t care much, thus these stupid mistakes. It gives a feeling of negligence, and hopefully they won’t be repeated or at least done minimally. N’Zonzi can’t be a liability when a game is going the almost perfect way. If we would hold them on for longer at 0-0, they would get frustrated and then who knows.
Atletico are sneaky bastards, all they want is to score first and then control the match in their pathetic anti-football ways. We weren’t allowing that, but then it got all messed up, too early in the second half.
We should seriously look for a striker in January, WBY is simply crap in important matches. A pity that he got all the tap-ins and constantly gets them, while Muriel has to fight 10 times more to score.
Also where the fuck is Nolito? Is he on a vacation or something? Have him come back urgently as he is the only player in the team that at least tries make something happen out of literally nothing, kinda like Jovetic but not quite.
On to destroying Maribor.