Atletico Madrid attacker Cristian Rodriguez has insisted that his team 'will do everything' to try and qualify for the last 16 of the Europa League.

The capital club lost 2-0 to Rubin Kazan in their last 32 first-leg match at Vicente Calderon last week.

But the Uruguay international has claimed that his side will show why they are the reigning champions when they travel to Russia for the return leg.

“We are the champions and we have to go there and try to prove that,” he told Mundo Deportivo.

“We know that they will be tough, but we have to do everything to try and win.

“We did not expect such a shock result in the first game, but we have to try and move on and look forward.”

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