Jack Benson (@Jack_Benson1) is a LaLiga writer, podcaster and future marathon runner. He is also the guest on this edition of Colchonero Chat, where he is brought in to discuss Atlético Madrid’s surprising and disheartening 2-1 loss to Sevilla in the Copa del Rey quarterfinal first leg at the Wanda Metropolitano.
Jack and Into the Calderón site manager Jeremy Beren (@JBBeren) break down Atlético’s comedy of second half defensive errors, which included a Miguel Ángel Moyá own goal and a Joaquín Correa goal made possible by sloppy, panicky play. Jack and Jeremy offer up a defense of veteran goalkeeper Moyá and wonder if Atlético have a second leg comeback in them. The guys also wonder why the aging Fernando Torres and the maddeningly inconsistent Stefan Savić continue to get into the team ahead, and they also analyze the first run out of the Vitolo-Diego Costa-Antoine Griezmann trident.
Finally, the podders preview a fascinating clash with Girona at the weekend — the sides’ first meeting since a wild 2-2 draw in matchday one.