Atlético Madrid can’t do it this season. Spanish champion last season, the Colchoneros are struggling during this exercise since they are fifth, with a game ahead of Real Sociedad (6th) and Barça (4th). Worse, they are already 15 points behind league leaders Real Madrid. This Wednesday evening, they did not yet face Manchester United in the Champions League, but received Levante, red lantern of La Liga. Defeated 1 goal to 0, Simeone’s men are at the end of the abyss. Jan Oblak returned for Marca on the complicated period of his team: “The situation we find ourselves in is alarming. This is not the position we should be in at this club. It’s not enough to talk about it. We have to raise the level if we want to reach the Champions League.
The Slovenian goalkeeper emphasizes the importance of the group in this kind of situation, believing that everyone individually must raise their level of play:“Any team knows how to play and if we’re not at our best you can’t win. We didn’t play a good game in general. It’s a very difficult moment, but we all have to be better. We all have to give much more. In this way, we will not be able to access the Champions League.. This objective is still achievable but the Slovenian goalkeeper knows that he will have to count on everyone, including the supporters: “I didn’t hear the whistles, but I’m sure the fans aren’t happy. I ask the fans to trust us. Only together will we get through this.”