Simeone has declared Atletico are "still in" the title race.
"It will annoy some people, but we are still in it. I am very proud of this squad. They are a group of men who fight against everything and everyone."
"There is a long way to go yet, and to be three points off the top with twelve matches left, is very good for us. And there is a big Real Madrid-Barcelona match to come and that is going to be hard for them both," he added.
"My team reacted very well. From about 20 minutes into the first half, we began to play well, put a lot of pressure on, and that brought the chances. Later on we could have finished the game off and made it 3-1."
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