Yannick Carrasco: “We dealt with a tough game very well”

Atlético’s free-scoring Belgian international continued his fine form in front of goal with a brace in the 4-2 win over Málaga.

Yannick Carrasco: “We dealt with a tough game very well”

Prolific Carrasco leads Atlético Madrid past Málaga

Yannick Carrasco has begun this season in fine goalscoring form and didn’t disappoint on Saturday afternoon. His brace, along with another from summer signing Kevin Gameiro, powered Atlético Madrid to a hard-fought 4-2 win over visitors Málaga to keep up the pressure on city rivals Real Madrid at the top of the LaLiga table.

Carrasco’s goals were his sixth and seventh in his last four games, a goal scoring spree that has led Atlético to second in the table after an indifferent start back in August and early September.

Carrasco hit two against visitors Málaga

Carrasco delighted with match-winning brace

The Belgian international told reporters after the game, unsurprisingly, that he’s delighted with his recent form.

I feel really good, it’s thanks to the team that I feel this way,” he said with a very Simeone-like focus on the team. “I’m delighted. This was a tough game and we dealt with it very well.”

Summer signing Gameiro scored Atlético's two other goals in a 4-2 win

The Belgian's fine form rewarded with a new deal

Carrasco’s fine form this year has not gone unnoticed. He recently signed a new long-term deal with Atlético that will keep him at the Vicente Calderón until 2022, upping his buy-out clause from €40 million to a hefty €100 million to ward off reported interest from the Premier League.