Simeone: Correa changed the game for Atletico

Diego Simeone was delighted with Atletico Madrid as they beat Eibar 2-0 on Saturday, and insisted the introduction of Angel Correa changed the course of the game for his side.

The 20-year-old came off the bench to net the opening goal in the second half before setting up Fernando Torres to seal the points.

And Simeone said he felt his side were always in control of the game, but said the alterations he made were decisive.

“In the first half we had three clear chances, but we could not score,” he told reporters. “After the break we put on people who could break forward.

“Oliver Torres gave us more control of the ball and Correa more in attack. These players are great for that. Eibar spent more time in their box than ours.

“Correa is a dominating player and he’s a goalscorer. He entered the game in an important minute – the team needed some individual skill against opponents that defended well.

“The changes worked well for us.”