Atletico Madrid manager surrenders
After losing to Sporting Gijon (2-1), Diego Pablo Simeone said La Liga title race is all over: "Our defeat is fair, we shouldn't look for excuses. Our target this season was the third place and we are working on that. After today's defeat, winning the league is impossible".
Simeone also said -in a very ironical way- that he couldn't understand why his team had to play early on Saturday after playing the Champions League round of sixteen last Tuesday: "Well, I am happy because people in China watch our games".