Valdes confident of making semi-final

Victor Valdes has claimed that Barcelona have a good chance of beating Atletico Madrid after the two were drawn together in the Champions League.

The Blaugrana were handed a quarter-final clash with the Rojiblancos this afternoon, and the goalkeeper has insisted that his men can make it to the Last Four.

“Knowing that all the teams in the quarter-finals were group stage winners, it was always going to be a difficult draw whoever we got,” he told reporters.

“[Atlético] have already shown this season when they played us that they are a very hard-working and dangerous group.

“You can see the influence that [Coach Diego] Simeone has had on them. They take advantage of dead-ball situations which is something we have had trouble dealing with this season.

“Having said that, if we play our usual game and [don't concede in the first leg], we will have the chance to get through.”

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