Atletico president calm despite poor form

Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo insists it is not necessary to start panicking about the club's dip in form.

The Rojiblancos have only claimed one win in their last five La Liga games, away at Osasuna, and have lost three.

Their run of poor results in the league has seen them drop to sixth position in the standings, a staggering 12 points adrift of first-placed Real Madrid.

Despite the disappointing spell, the Atletico president doesn't believe there is cause for panic.

Cerezo told Cadena Cope: "There is no reason to be frightened or alarmed.

"I believe we have a better team than we had last season, and I've seen in previous campaigns situations where teams that trailed by more points almost went on to win the league."