Viktoria Plzen defender David Limbersky feels his side will face one of the world’s top 10 teams when they take on Atletico Madrid.
The Czechs visit the Vicente Calderon on Thursday for a Europa League clash against Diego Simeone’s men, who are currently second in La Liga, and Limbersky is under no illusions about the size of the task that confronts them.
“This match is a reward for us but we believe it will also be a challenge and good for our careers. Atletico are now one of the top 10 sides in the world, so we are going there to enjoy ourselves,” he told a Press conference.
Four continental titles in three seasons and 14 consecutive victories in Europe would strike fear into any team, particularly since Los Rojiblancos have an immaculate home record in the competition since suffering a 3-2 defeat to Aris Salonica back in December 2010.
However, Limbersky says Viktoria will be going all out for the win after having experienced Champions League football last season when they were drawn in the same group as Barcelona.
“Barca are perhaps stronger with the ball but Atletico are incredibly well-organised. Even so, we won’t be going to a theatre like the Calderon to defend.
“On the contrary, we will demonstrate that we are an attacking team,” he declared.