Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone is not ready to give up on Champions League dream just yet.
The Argentine saw his team suffer a humiliating defeat at the hands of their cross town rivals Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu.
Real beat Atleti 3-0, thanks to a hattrick by Cristiano Ronaldo – leaving the Rojiblancos on the brinks of exit from the UCL.
However, Simeone is not accepting defeat just yet – as he feels that his side can turn things around next week in the second leg of the semi-final – a game that will be the last European clash at Atleti’s Vicente Calderon stadium.
“The second leg is still to come,” he said. “Many people will believe it’s not possible, but for me it is.”
“Football is marvellous, as unexpected things happen sometimes. I think we still have a chance.”
“It’s very, very difficult, but football has these things. Until the last drop of possibility we have we will play for it, no doubt.”
He also congratulated Zidane and his side, He added: “They were the better team, above all, in how well they took their chances. So I must congratulate them.”
“I feel relaxed more than anything. We’ll try for something impossible. We’re Atletico Madrid and we’re capable of doing it.”