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Colchonero Chat 145: Valladolid victory and Courtois comments

Analyzing Atlético’s topsy-turvy win and remarks from the other side of Madrid. With Rob Walker.

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Rob Walker (@rwalk03) is an Into the Calderón staff writer and the guest on this edition of Colchonero Chat. He joins Into the Calderón site manager Jeremy Beren (@JBBeren) to break down a thrilling and important Atlético Madrid win, this one over Real Valladolid.

Saturday evening at Estadio José Zorrilla saw los rojiblancos notch just their second away win of the league season as they battled back to beat an inspired Valladolid. Antoine Griezmann led this charge with his assist and two goals, so the podders discuss his improving form — which has also worn off on Nikola Kalinić, who opened the scoring on Saturday. Rob and Jeremy also highlight Koke and Santiago Arias’ strong performances, Atlético’s inability to defend corners and more.

Then, the guys discuss Thibaut Courtois and Luka Modrić going off on Diego Simeone in interviews this week and the significance — if any — behind their remarks.