Herrera: Goals will come, there’s a need for patience
Hector Herrera isn’t too concerned about Atletico Madrid’s lack of goals and believes that their form in front of goal will improve.
Diego Simeone’s side drew another blank in their 1-0 defeat to Barcelona at the Estadio Wanda Metropolitano on Sunday, but Herrera is optimistic.
«It’s difficult when a team plays like [Atletico have been] lately, and there are chances that you don’t take,» Herrera said.
«Football is like this and we can’t stop working and can’t stop trying to improve.
«If we play like this, the goals will come.
«We have to have patience.
«We have to be united in moments like this.
«Atletico were kept at bay by Marc-Andre ter Stegen, who made several important stops to maintain Barcelona’s clean sheet.
«We played a good game in general and we created quite a few opportunities for the result to be different,» Herrera said.
«Barcelona took advantage of having the best player in the world.
«The difference was [Messi].
«There’s nothing you can do against a player of his quality.
«The defeat leaves Atletico six points off LaLiga Santander leaders Barcelona and Real Madrid, so he was asked if he is giving up on winning the title.
«We’re not talking about this in the dressing room,» Herrera said.
«The message is clear, to go game by game and step by step.
«With this union, the results will come.»