‘Osasuna will try and beat Atleti’

Jose Luis Mendilibar says that his Osasuna side must play similarly to Sunday opponents Atletico Madrid, who he is targeting a win against.

Los Rojillos are currently bottom of the League and travel out to Madrid to face joint-top Atleti tomorrow.

Even with the task a daunting one, Mendilibar is talking of trying to take three points from the game and to be the first side to defeat Atleti in any competition since April 11.

“I anticipate a very tough game. We will have to be as aggressive as them or even more so,” the tactician told reporters this afternoon.

“We’re going there to win the game, to fight for it, to compete. We will not sit back nor will we speculate on anything.

“Their strength is that they are in for the fight all the way up until the end of each game. They have begun the season very well.

“The Atletico players seemingly act automatically, with confidence. They are strong, aggressive and look to the opposition goal. I would like to see my team do this as well.

“To break their run we will have to do something, they are not going to break it themselves.”

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