Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone has stated that they are in ‘decent shape’ going into tonight’s second leg, round of 16 Champions League game against PSV.
The Spanish club host their Dutch counterparts at the Vicente Calderon on Tuesday night on the back of four wins and two draws in their last six games in all competitions and are favourites to go through.
Speaking ahead of the game, Simeone reckoned they are in good shape heading into the game and said he expects them to continue with the good form against the Dutch champions.
“The team is in decent shape. We have been going well in recent matches and we expect to continue that way on Tuesday,” he said in his pre-match interview.
He also added that he hopes the in-form striker Antoine Griezmann can continue his good run in front of goal.
“I hope Griezmann continues responding to the team needs as he has been doing and like the rest of the squad. We have to score one goal more than our opponents.”
The Argentine manager also spoke of how his team will most likely line up for the game.
“We are thinking of playing a 4-3-3 and we will try to make sure the match plays to our strengths.
“PSV are good on the counterattack; they play very well with space, their second line is dangerous and they are good at dead-ball situations. [Luuk] de Jong is an important player and the main point of reference for his team.”
The first leg ended goalless at the Phillips Stadion in Eindhoven a fortnight ago.