Diego Simeone, the head coach of Atletico Madrid, was left to regret his team’s defensive errors when Villarreal defeated them 2-0 at home.
After wingback Nahuel Molina made a careless mistake in the second half, Yeremi Pino brutally scored the game’s only goal by firing into the bottom corner.
Molina was then sent off in injury time, and a smart finish from Gerard Moreno moments later condemned Atletico to their first defeat of the season.
Simeone was left frustrated by his side’s defensive blunders after the game, telling reporters: “The characteristics of the game were clearly seen, very tactical and strategic.
“They were trying to dislodge us from our position and try our mistakes, looking for our anxiety.
“We knew that in these very tight matches whoever makes a mistake can lose.”
The Argentinian coach also suggested that there will not be any new arrivals to strengthen his squad before the transfer window shuts, unless a player departs.
“I am one to work and not to ask, we have a very complete squad,” Simeone said.
“Hopefully those of us who are here will stay, and if one leaves another one will arrive and that neither club nor team will be harmed. It is a team that will compete in LaLiga much better.”