Adrian calm about renewal

Atletico Madrid striker Adrian Lopez insists he is not at all worried about his contract negotiations with the club, as there are still three years on his current deal.

“The issue is that now I am contracted to the club and there are still three years remaining on the deal,” began the 24-year-old Spanish international, in response to reports that renewal talks had stalled with Atleti.

“So, it is not the most important thing. I am calm and not worried about it at the moment.”

The Rojiblancos forward also commented on an ankle injury picked up during his side’s convincing victory over Chelsea in the UEFA Super Cup.

“I feel much better now. As the team have rested I have been working over the weekend and being helped by the physios every day. I plan to rejoin the main group this week without any problems.”

Adrian was finally asked of Atletico’s ambitions for the news season, and if they include challenging with Real Madrid and Barcelona.

“We have to slowly progress because they are obviously superior, but we cannot put a ceiling on the team’s development.

“The squad is very close and the joy of the Super Cup victory is still very much present. The international break has been much appreciated, however.”

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