CL: Belief is the key to Atletico's penalty success, says Diego Simeone

Madrid: Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone hailed his side's belief as they edged out a brave effort from PSV Eindhoven to reach the Champions League finals 8-7 in an agonising penalty shootout on Tuesday night.

Diego Simeone
Diego Simeone

Atletico were clinical from the spot as they converted all of their penalties with Juanfran slotting home the winner after Luciano Narsingh hit the crossbar with PSV's eighth attempt. "It was an enormous celebration for the whole stadium. The spectacle you see in the stands was tremendous. We won't ever stop believing, that is for sure."

Simeone insisted they hadn't practised penalties beforehand. "We don't practise penalties. It isn't the same to do it with all the fans behind the goal, the tension of the game and 120 minutes in the legs," he added.

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