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Koke hits back at Pep Guardiola after he blasted Diego Simeone for playing ‘with two lines of 5’

‘Proud… In love together with your story since pre-history’: Atletico Madrid captain Koke fires back at Pep Guardiola’s jibes about their ‘pre-historic, 5-5-0’ ways as Diego Simeone’s aspect get fired up for subsequent week’s second leg

  • Pep Guardiola vented his frustration at Atletico’s formation on Tuesday night
  • He mentioned it is arduous to assault towards a 5-5-0 formation now and in prehistoric occasions
  • Atletico captain Koke took to Instagram to reply to the Guardiola’s feedback 
  • Koke wrote: ‘In love together with your story since prehistory. Proud to be from Atleti’

Atletico captain Koke hit back at Pep Guardiola after the Manchester City boss criticised his aspect’s ‘pre-historic, 5-5-0′ ways’ following their Champions League conflict on Tuesday night. 

Guardiola vented his frustration after City’s 1-0 win over Atletico Madrid by saying it is extremely tough to assault towards ‘two lines of 5’, each within the current day and in prehistoric occasions.   

Koke responded furiously to Guardiola’s feedback by saying he is ‘proud’ of Atletico Madrid and that he ‘loves’ the historical past of the membership regardless of their defensive structure.  

Pep Guardiola vented his frustration at Atletico Madrid's formation on Tuesday evening

Pep Guardiola vented his frustration at Atletico Madrid’s formation on Tuesday night

Kevin De Bruyne struck a 70th minute winner for City in the Champions League quarter final

Kevin De Bruyne struck a seventieth minute winner for City within the Champions League quarter ultimate

Guardiola shared his ideas after the sport by saying: ‘He [Diego Simeone] has put Griezmann on the far proper and Joao Felix on the far left, and so they have gone 5-5-0. Two lines of 5.

‘And in prehistory, at this time and in 100 thousand years, attacking a 5-5 may be very tough. It is that there is no such thing as a area. Apart from the truth that they’re very aggressive and defend very properly, there is no such thing as a area’.

The Manchester City boss (right) said it is very difficult to attack against a 5-5-0 formation, both in the present day and in prehistoric times

The Manchester City boss (proper) mentioned it is extremely tough to assault towards a 5-5-0 formation, each within the current day and in prehistoric occasions

Koke responded saying: 'In love with your story since prehistory. Proud to be from Atleti'

Koke responded saying: ‘In love together with your story since prehistory. Proud to be from Atleti’

MATCH STATS 

Possession 

Manchester City – 68 per cent 

Atletico Madrid – 32 per cent

Total makes an attempt:

Manchester City – 15

Atletico Madrid – 0

Attacks:

Manchester City – 88 

Atletico Madrid – 15

Corners taken:

Manchester City – 9

Atletico Madrid – 0

Passes tried: 

Manchester City – 702

Atletico Madrid – 302

Shots heading in the right direction:

Manchester City – 2

Atletico Madrid – 0

Shots off beam:

Manchester City – 7

Atletico Madrid – 0

Dribbles:

Manchester City – 12

Atletico Madrid – 5

Runs into attacking third:

Manchester City – 51

Atletico Madrid – 7

Guardiola’s feedback didn’t sit properly with Koke, who took to Instagram to reply. He shared a photograph of the Atletico badge on his Instagram story with the next caption: ‘In love together with your story since prehistory. Proud to be from Atleti’.   

Guardiola expects Atletico – who didn’t register a single shot on aim – to play extra attacking soccer subsequent week, though Simeone maintained his staff shouldn’t be ’embarrassed’ to defend resolutely. 

He mentioned: ‘Difficult recreation, very tough, towards a unprecedented staff, which performs very properly, which achieves primarily based on the good individualities that being an important staff has. We needed a detailed recreation and go on the counterattack. 

‘In the primary half we could not get out though they did not shoot on aim. In the second half once we had been in additional hazard, they discovered a aim. 

‘A really well-played recreation in what everyone seems to be wanting for. They are successful 1-0, with nice enthusiasm and making an attempt to get by way of the tie’ 

When questioned about his formation, Simeone mentioned: ‘We performed a unprecedented opponent. The stats converse for themselves. They are very dynamic. 

‘We wish to undergo with the instruments at our disposal that now we have. We defended very well, an enormous collective effort. We may’ve attacked a bit higher on the counter assault. 

‘Let’s see if we are able to have the ball a bit extra and create extra issue for our opponents however that comes with being calm and having the collective defensive effort. I’ve been proven compete till the top in any approach you possibly can.’

While Atletico goalkeeper Jan Oblak added: ‘You do not need to go loopy as a result of it is a lengthy recreation. You need to be cold-blooded and take the possibilities that we’re going to have.

‘Any staff who performed right here at this time would have performed the identical as us. Give them area and so they can punish you. In Madrid we will have to try this bit extra offensively. That is the one approach we are able to undergo.’ 

Diego Simeone said his team should not be 'embarrassed' to defend resolutely and bide time

Diego Simeone mentioned his staff shouldn’t be ’embarrassed’ to defend resolutely and bide time

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