Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak admits ‘I don’t know what’s happening’ after they slipped to another LaLiga defeat on Saturday… and urges his team to ‘find the problem’ if they want to qualify for the Champions League
- Atletico Madrid were beaten by Athletic Bilbao in LaLiga on Saturday
- The team have only picked up one win from their last four league games
- This run of results means they risk missing out on the Champions League
- Jan Oblak has admitted that he does not understand what is going wrong
- He wants his side to fix things quickly to ensure they make the top four
Jan Oblak has admitted that he cannot understand why Atletico Madrid have struggled so badly in recent weeks.
Diego Simeone’s side have only emerged victorious in one of their last four LaLiga matches, failing to score in the other three games. In their latest outing on Saturday, they were beaten 2-0 by Athletic Bilbao.
Oblak is concerned by his team’s form, but cannot put his finger on where things have gone wrong.
Jan Oblak has admitted that he doesn’t know why Atletico Madrid are playing so poorly
Diego Simeone has watched his side win just one of their last four LaLiga matches
‘If only we knew where the problem is and then we could resolve it,’ he told Movistar+, as quoted by Football Espana.
‘I don’t understand why in the dressing room everything is perfect, but then we come out and in the fifth minute we have two yellows. It’s difficult.
‘I don’t know where we have our minds, but it wasn’t here on the pitch. You can’t do it like that. We have to do things better, but if we don’t do so it’s going to be very complicated.’
During his seven years at Atletico, Oblak has won La Liga and the Europa League during a hugely successful period for the club.
However, he has conceded that they are now facing problems that he has not previously encountered.
Oblak is aware Atletico must turn things around or they will miss out on the Champions League
He has called on his team-mates to start finding solutions to their issues to ensure that they finish in the top four and qualify for the Champions League.
‘I can’t find answers to what is happening. It’s something that since I’ve been here hasn’t happened.
‘My colleagues have desire, personality, but I don’t know why that doesn’t show on the pitch sometimes. I don’t know what’s happening.’
‘We have to find the problem because there are four matches left, and we have to get into the Champions League without doubt, if not, it will be a problem,’ he added.
Atletico currently sit in the final Champions League place, and have a four-point cushion to Real Betis, but Manuel Pellegrini’s team have a game in hand.
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