Simeone: They deserved to win

Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone confessed Chelsea “were better than us” during Wednesday’s 2-1 defeat in the Champions League.

Chelsea needed a last-gasp goal from Michy Batshuayi to beat Atleti, but Simeone accepted the Blues were superior ‘tactically and physically” and ran out deserved winners.

“Chelsea? They were better than us. They were always more comfortable,” the Coach said after the game.

“Hazard and Morata? Chelsea had a good game overall, they were very competitive and strong. They won well and deservedly so.

“The defeat? We took it as it happened, Saul had a chance to put us 2-0 up, but they were better, tactically and physically with intensity. Chelsea have to be congratulated.

“All we can do is keep growing and improve in every aspect, and surely the win will come.

“Roma winning? If they’d lost, it would’ve been the same.”