Atletico Madrid climbed to the top of La Liga on goal difference with a 2-0 win over Getafe on Tuesday night at the Vicente Calderon.
A goal in either half from Antoine Griezmann was enough to see Atletico grab all three points but it was a less than ideal performance. Diego Simeone was happy with the result but concedes he was not happy with the team's inability to close the game out.
Here are some of the quotes from the post-match press conference courtesy of Mundo Deportivo.
On Jackson Martinez
"Today went very well and he got the assist for Griezmann's goal, he is working with enthusiasm and we hope he meets the expectations that are placed on him."
On Home Games
"Home games are different. The early goal helped us and gave us the chance to play. The first ten minutes were good as well as the last two. We couldn't close the tie in the middle of the game and it gave our opponents the chance to come at us based on individual mistakes. The team, however, maintained the will to win."
He is the brain of the team in midfield because he can tell what the team needs, he continues to improves with age. Without him the team suffered, when he came on the team began to play and take control of the game."
"He is a very direct, individually creative player. He is very difficult to mark and he is growing. We must help him, give him the minutes in certain moments of the game. He did pretty well."
On the chances Getafe had
When they had the chances, it did not look good. Jan stopped one well and the other chance went wide. On 65 minutes, Tiago changed the side and we controlled possession. It was more balanced across all lines of the field."
On Oliver Torres
"He is not green and it's disrespectful to say that. He's a growing kid who has played well during the start of the season. Getting game time is not simple at Atletico. He has a level that we hope he gets to this season."
"He is in very good form and he has grown a huge amount. Depending on his consistency and continuity but he has become an important player."