Atletico Madrid boss sends warning to Chelsea after 1-0 Champions League defeat to the Blues

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Olivier Giroud’s goal helped secure a 1-0 victory over Atletico Madrid on Tuesday, giving the Blues advantage heading into the return leg at Stamford Bridge.

Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone has refused to give up and has warned his team will have more possession and attack more at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea totally dominated the Spanish side in the first-leg after Atletico Madrid opted to play an ultra-defensive 6-3-1 formation.

“Looking three weeks ahead is too far,” Simeone said.

“We have a lot of games until then. We’ll be playing against an opponent with speed and will need to be able to stop it, to deal with forwards like Giroud and other powerful players.

“We need to have more of the ball and position ourselves better in attack. We’ll work on it, but we also have an important game against Villarreal.

“Work, work, work. I trust the team we have. If we were in the month of September and they told me we’ve lost (this game) but we’re still leading (LaLiga), I’d sign for it.”

“We are in a difficult moment, it is the reality,” he added.

“More based on the results than what happened on the field. We have to occupy ourselves, work and improve.

“At the moment, the game is difficult. They have an advantage, but I trust my team.”

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