Atletico Madrid head coach Diego Simeone says that he’s been warned by the doctor to be careful with Joao Felix because he was getting cramps.
Joao was getting cramps
The fans of Atletico de Madrid strangled Diego Simeone’s decision to withdraw Joao Felix during Saturday’s 2-2 draw with Seville. Still, the coach explained that he’d been instructed to be “careful” with him. Los Colchoneros missed a chance to usurp Sevilla and go third in La Liga because after an exciting first half they hardly beat their visitors. The penalty of Alvaro Morata and the rejected efforts of Joao Felix were canceled from the well-taken energy of Luuk de Jong. Before he won a well-earned opener, before Lucas Ocampos’ spot-kick – which he won – shortly before half-time earned Sevilla a deserved point. While Atlético de Madrid was chasing a belated victory, the previously lively Joao Felix, been withdrawn in the 80th minute for former Sevilla winger Vitolo, and the home fans did not seem to be impressed by the alternation. But Simeone emphasized that he considered this a necessary decision.
The doctor told me to be attentive to Felix
“We can’t tell people that he felt overwhelmed in his calf,” Diego told reporters when they asked for the whistles that accompanied his removal.”The doctor told me to be attentive to Felix because he had cramps; therefore, there were changes.”The fact that he scored a goal so that the people were happy is normal because he is from Atletico.”VAR attracted a lot of attention during the match, as two penalties appeared after lengthy reviews – Simeone felt that the outcome of both incidents was fair.”I gave the first game penalty, and very far from the second, so I can’t enter your resume. – I do not think that the determining factor of the match was VAR. It was a good fight with two teams fighting for very high goals.
“We were two teams that competed very well, and this will surely compete until the end for places in the Champions League.” Sevilla coach Julen Lopetegui was less impressed with the use of VAR, however, in particular, in terms of how long it took to the message of final decisions.” I believe that VAR should intervene when situations are white or black,” he added. “If you wait three minutes to see if you are going to reconsider the decision or not, then this game is not very clear.”There are many gray areas in football. This is what I had in mind. It should intervene only when it is black or white, because it cannot take so much time, also because of the rhythm of the match, it stops too much. “It was a perfect match. The referee can’t stand around for four to five minutes.”