Irate Atletico Madrid supporters have staged a protest outside the Vicente Calderon stadium following Los Colchoneros’ draw with Real Mallorca on Saturday evening.
Quique Sanchez Flores replaced Abel Resino as coach this week after a string of poor results, but interim trainer, Santi Denia could not inspire his side to victory as a late Borja Valero strike gave the visitors a last-gasp point.
AS reports that around 200 fans attempted to enter the stadium post-match, which led to police being called to avoid further incidents, and today a small gathering continued to show their discontent.
Club captain Antonio Lopez left the clubs’ training session to speak to the followers and assure them that everything was being done to improve results on the pitch.
It is thought that the gathering ensured Lopez that the players had the full backing of the supporters, and demanded that the dire situation be met with full commitment from everyone connected with the club.
Atletico Madrid are currently in the bottom half of the Primera Division table as a result of just one win in eight matches, while they look set for a premature exit in the Champions League after picking up just one point from the first three rounds.
Paul Macdonald, Goal.com