Atletico Madrid boss admits nerves ahead of facing Chelsea

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The pressure is beginning to catch up on Atletico Madrid and the results haven’t been favouring them of late.

Atletico Madrid has since had a huge gap over La Liga giants Barcelona and Real Madrid, but their poor form in recent weeks have seen the gap reduce drastically, and they could as well lose the La Liga title if care isn’t taken.

Diego Simeone’s side missed an opportunity to open up an eight-point lead at the top of La Liga following a goalless draw against Getafe, and Barcelona could reduce the gap to four points if they beat bottom side Huesca at home on Monday.

Simeone has now admitted that the pressure is normal.

“It’s normal. We’ve been top for almost the whole season,” he said.

“There are still 11 games left to go. People were saying Barcelona were bad and look what they did in Paris. They have a new president and excitement is growing.

“Real Madrid always take points from their games. We have our job at hand as we continue down our path.

“We have two monsters below us that want to be where we are.”

With Chelsea playing host to Atletico Madrid for the second leg round of 16 Champions League tie this week, it couldn’t have come at a better time, with Atletico under so much pressure.

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