Mendilibar: “After 1-0 we stopped giving the rod”

The gunsmith coach analyzed his team’s defeat at the Metropolitano.

Jose Luis Mendilibar analyzed his team’s defeat against Atlético in the Metropolitan.

Evaluation after 1-0: The first 40 minutes were good, serious, they didn’t give us chances and the goals came from a corner. We thought more about what we received than what we had to do. After 2-0 they continue competing because we stopped giving the stick, it is something mental. When they score us, we lower our arms, more than on other occasions. The start of the second half was very bad and there is nothing to say about the result.

Distance to salvation: “We have not won for 14 games and it turns out that we have been four points from salvation for a long time. It means that it is in our hands, but doing things well or trying. to give away anything. If we have the attitude of lowering our arms and thinking more about what we received than what remains, it will be difficult. I hope the result will help us to think that it was due to a mental decline after 1-0. It’s what we have to do, train well and compete well.

Week ahead: “When you receive a blow, it is said that it is good for the next game to come quickly, because it is still better for us to play as quickly as possible and think about what is coming and not what we have left behind. We play against a team that competes until the last moment like Granada and we know that if we go there as we have come here and with a slap they give us we will collapse, badly.

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