Simeone said: "We played against a rival with their needs. All teams in the Primera Division are complex, there are no games that are resolved simply. In the first 35 minutes we did very well, then we slowed down in attack.
"We went in the same way until the 30th minute (from time) when they found the goal. They got rid of the fear of losing, they bet to try to tie and in the last 15 minutes we had chances.
"We reached the end with the agony of everything that happens, but we resolved it well. I'm happy for the 35 minutes and will work to solve the others."
He added, "The rival also plays. They lost their fear of the game and did well. They always compete well, even if they haven't won in previous games."