Diego Simeone hopes to have reached turning point after Atletico Madrid's win over Celta Vigo
Posted: 23 October 2017 Time: 13:23
Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone is hopeful Sunday’s 1-0 win over Celta Vigo can prove a turning point following the side’s dire start to the season.
Kevin Gameiro scored the only goal of the game this weekend as Atletico registered just their fifth victory in 12 matches across all competitions, leaving them fourth in La Liga and six points off the pace.
And, Simeone hopes the squad have shaken off their early-season wobble and can now look ahead to a strong challenge for silverware, both domestically and in Europe.
“I hope this is a turning point,” is quoted as telling reporters by Diario AS.
“It is an important win, it was what we needed. Due to the international break, the games against Leganes, Barcelona and Qarabag [in the Champions League], we had to wait a long time for a win.
“But that is a reason why we worked and fought so hard in this game, we displayed that we can suffer and we can soak up pressure to defend our lead.
“We created chances too, Sergio (Alvarez, Celta’s goalkeeper) saved from Griezmann for instance.
“Celta have a good home record and always score there, so we are happy.
“Gameiro is getting better all the time and for him to play and find the net is important for him and for us.
“Now we have started a difficult week but this win was very important and we must use it to build from here.”