Jan Oblak admits that he doesnt know why Atletico Madrid have lost
Sunday, May 1, 2022
Jan Oblak Says He Does Not Know Why Atletico Madrid Have Lost
Despite having made four starts for Atletico this season‚ keeper Jan Oblak
has been unable to find out why they have been losing games. The Czech international has only conceded one goal in his last two games and is open to a move to the Premier League. He has attributed this to Simeone trying to change the team's mentality almost too much.
Impact Oblak has conceded just one goal in his last two starts
With a clean sheet in each of his last two starts‚ Jan Oblak
has a perfect record of only allowing one goal in his last two league starts. This is an incredible record for an Atletico keeper. This is the first time this keeper has conceded less than one goal in two consecutive starts. And it's not just the goal that has surprised Simeone. The two clean sheets that Oblak has made since September are his best in any season of the top five European leagues. In his last two starts‚ he's prevented just one goal‚ and he's now the club's best keeper since David De Gea in 2012. The Slovenian keeper was included in the UEFA Champions League squad in 2016-17 and won the Ricardo Zamora Trophy for a second time. This season‚ he was shortlisted for the Ballon d'Or‚ but finished fourth. In January 2016‚ he made his 100th appearance for the club against Las Palmas‚ where he conceded just one goal. This season‚ he also started the final of the UEFA Europa League‚ where he conceded just one goal and kept a clean sheet. Although Oblak has kept only one goal in his last two starts‚ he has also kept four clean sheets in his last eight appearances. Next up for him is a difficult match against Manchester City. The champions of Spain recently clinched the La Liga title‚ and Oblak will have to perform well against the reigning champions. Just remember to pick a good goalkeeper in Atletico Madrid. While the goalkeeper's recent form isn't indicative of his future potential‚ he is a great player and an outstanding player for his club. It's no surprise that he has been hailed as one of the best goalkeepers in the world. Atleti Madrid has a bright future ahead of them if he continues to perform at this level. While Oblak was forced to wait for his chance to play LaLiga games‚ he quickly established himself as one of the club's best goalkeepers. His first home game came in the 2015 Champions League quarter-final against Bayer Leverkusen. The goalkeeper saved the first penalty and advanced Atleti to the semi-final. The result meant a memorable evening for Oblak‚ who recalled the match as the game that changed his life at the club. The Slovenian goalkeeper‚ who won the World Cup in 2008‚ started playing football at a young age. His first team club was Locan and he joined Olimpija Ljubljana when he was five. He later joined Benfica‚ where he became a star. He stayed there for the 2009-2010 season and signed a contract extension until 2011.
He is open to a move to the Premier League
As a goalkeeper‚ Jan Oblak
has many great qualities and admits he does not know why Atletico Madrid have lost in recent weeks. However‚ he also has one major flaw‚ which is his inability to keep a clean sheet. The Czech goalkeeper is not happy with this and says he does not understand why the Spanish club have lost so many times. While Atletico have only lost one game this season‚ they have had a very difficult time avoiding defeat in Europe and the Premier League. The club was only able to earn one point in Group B after losing to Liverpool and AC Milan. However‚ they did draw a game against Manchester United at home and won 1-0 away at Old Trafford. Although Chelsea are interested in signing Oblak‚ they are not willing to match Atletico's PS110million valuation. If Oblak were to leave Atletico‚ Chelsea would have to sell Marc-Andre ter Stegen‚ who has already been linked with a move to Stamford Bridge. However‚ there are other options to get the Slovenian goalkeeper. Although there are plenty of reasons why Atletico haven't won in the Premier League this season‚ one reason is the goalkeeper. Simeone's system doesn't favour a sweeper-keeper and it is Oblak who is the lone holdout. Hence‚ Oblak is in the position of a leader. The Spanish club have struggled to score in recent weeks. In their last four LaLiga games‚ Atletico managed to win one but failed to score in three of them. The last game ended in a 2-1 loss for Atletico. Oblak has admitted that he does not know why his team has struggled‚ but he also urged them to respond with unity in the remaining games. Despite the poor performance in the Premier League‚ the Slovenian international has played more than 300 times for Atletico and won four trophies. He made his senior international debut for his country in 2012 and has been named Slovenian Footballer of the Year six times. However‚ his most important award at Atletico is the Zamora‚ which he won in 2014. The first leg ended in a stalemate‚ and there are a few talking points in the second leg. The physicality of Atletico is a key factor‚ and this showed in the ill-fated first leg. In the closing minutes‚ Felipe was sent off after receiving a second caution for felling Phil Foden. Despite this‚ Savic‚ who was booked‚ was seen pulling the hair of Jack Grealish. The goalkeeper is also not helping the team‚ as Kyle Walker and Kevin De Bruyne both had to go off with an injury. The Spanish team has also been lacking in goals. Felix has scored three in four matches‚ but Antoine Griezmann has not scored in the Premier League yet this season. It is not entirely clear why Atletico have lost in the Premier League‚ but their recent struggles have been worrying. And if they can't solve these problems‚ then they will be out of the league for the foreseeable future.
Simeone is trying almost too hard to change the team's mentality
Last season was a mixed bag for Atletico Madrid. Simeone began the season in a positive way and returned to it when the team's form fluctuated. This season‚ it's unclear what Simeone's mentality is and whether it will change or remain the same. Atletico's 3-0 win over Athletic Bilbao against Real Madrid proved to be crucial for Simeone. Diego Simeone arrived at Atletico in 2016 after leaving River Plate with unfinished business. He had vowed to never leave a club with unfinished business. Atletico's under-performing squad led to a disappointing La Liga season in 2016-17. The team finished 13th‚ a year after losing to third-tier Albacete in the Copa del Rey. However‚ Simeone understood the importance of unity and a collective approach. Simeone is attempting to change Atletico's mentality and ethos. Despite the success of his team‚ many doubt the manager's ability to change the mentality of the club. He spends hours in the dressing room and on the media‚ trying to project a sense of calmness. The manager has been a frequent visitor to De Maria restaurant in Majadahonda since his playing days and he uses his glasses to ponder tactical changes to evolve the team. Even watching films helps him ponder tactics to change his team. He once admitted that he did not even bother watching Madrid vs. Sevilla because he was'so busy thinking about his next move'. But Simeone must not let this derail his plans for Atletico. It's simply too difficult. Simeone will probably continue to try to change the Atletico mentality. The team must win this Wednesday in order to make it to the semi-finals. But that doesn't mean he'll succeed. Atleti have a long way to go. Last season‚ Simeone tries to impose a new mentality on his team. Atletico Madrid hasn't adapted his style of play‚ despite their many tumultuous moments. A three-point lead over Real Madrid with four games left is a significant handicap. Simeone tries to alleviate the pressure on his players but doesn't have the time or energy to do so. Despite the huge lead‚ Atletico Madrid's players refused to accept that they were title favourites. Only Diego Costa publicly discussed their title chances. In the end‚ Diego Costa quit by mutual consent. Simeone has struggled to change Atletico's mindset‚ but there are some positive signs. A lot of Simeone's work is paying off. But one thing is certain: he'll succeed. A good example is how Simeone has changed Atletico's formation. Simeone has ditched the rigid four-four-2 formation for a three-five-two formation. Simeone has also discarded the solid defenders‚ Diego Godin‚ Raul Garcia‚ Gabi and Pedro. Instead‚ Simeone replaced the former two with young talent like Diego Godin‚ Luis Suarez‚ and Felix. The new Atletico players trust the coach and believe they are bigger than themselves. The result? A 1-0 win.