Atletico vs Alaves Needs to trust those around him
Atletico Madrid earned their fourth win in five games against Alaves on Saturday evening.
They didn’t make things easy at the Wanda Metropolitano though and had to wait an hour for their opener before Diego Costa converted their second through a penalty in a 2-1 win.
Joao Felix is clearly a talented player, but he needs to show more trust in his teammates and only then will he take a step forward as a player.
Atletico’s two first-half chances came from two rehearsed moves. On a night that they struggled to improvise, their training served them well.
Marcos Llorente forced Diego Costa’s penalty which made it 2-0 by breaking down the right and drawing a foul in a way that no Atletico player had attacked all evening.
Alaves limited Atletico and the visitors struggled to find space, moving things around nicely at the back.