Atletico just killed time, says Pepe

Atletico just killed time, says Pepe


Real Madrid defender Pepe has said Atletico de Madrid didn’t deserve a draw in the first-leg of the Spanish Supercopa and showed no intention to score or win the game.

Diego Simeone’s team snatched a late draw thanks to Raul Garcia’s effort and take a precious away goal with them back to the Calderon. The two teams meet again tomorrow night in the second-leg.

But Portugal defender Pepe wasn’t impressed with what he saw from Los Rojiblancos and said the Real players are keen to finish off the job and lift their second piece of silverware this season having already won the European Super Cup.

“They didn’t deserve a draw, they killed time and all they did was try to prevent us from scoring a goal. In the second half, we came out strong, but they scored on us from a set piece and there was an uncalled penalty as well,” said Pepe.

He went on to tell journalists that the players would rest and then prepare well for the game on Friday night.

“We leave feeling good about our performance.  I don’t think any fan wants to see their team running behind the ball the entire match.  Now we have to rest and clear our minds of the result in order to be stronger for the return leg.  We have a lot of quality players who can decide a match,” he stated.