Simeone unfazed by Las Palmas defeat

Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone looked at the positives after his side were beaten 3-2 by Las Palmas in the Copa del Rey on Tuesday night.

The Rojiblancos conceded two late goals to slump to defeat, but advanced to the quarter-finals nonetheless with a 4-3 aggregate scoreline after beating Las Palmas 2-0 in the fist leg.

"It's never nice to lose, but the positive of being in the quarter-finals is greater than the negative of this defeat," Simeone told the press after the game.

"The final five minutes weren't good. Yet I will take away plenty of positives from the match."

Shifting his attention to Antoine Griezmann, Simeone was pleased that the Frenchman added to his goal tally, netting his third in as many games.

"When [Griezmann] scores it looks like he's playing better, but there are some matches where he doesn't score despite also playing better," he added.

"Obviously, though, it's better for us if he scores. He opened up the match."