Simeone: It’s another final

Diego Simeone has admitted that tomorrow’s match against Valencia is ‘another final’ for Atletico Madrid.

The capital club travel to the Mestalla on Sunday, looking for the three points that would likely to take them back to four points clear of Real Madrid.

And the Coach is confident that his men will be fully focused on the clash, not Wednesday’s Champions League semi-final against Chelsea.

“It's another final,” he told a Press conference. “We have always tried, even when we've made changes, maintaining competition and for this game nothing is different.

“The only thing that's important now is Valencia, Valencia, Valencia. Then we will have three days before the next game.

“We have to be careful, we have difficult opponents fighting and it's plausible they could win every game that they have left.

We mustn't pressurise ourselves. We go from game to game, we can't look any further than that.

“We have to think about our game, beat our opponents who will also want to win the game.

“We're preparing for Sunday and then afterwards we'll think about the next won. At this stage it isn't difficult to motivate the players.

“We have to think in the next game. We know how important the game is and we can't be slow out of the blocks.”

The Argentine tactician then commented on Tito Vilanova’s sad passing on Friday afternoon.

“I feel pain. A colleague has left us. I knew him and I feel the pain of all of us who knew him.

“It is the time to be close to family, remembering him in the best way possible and the best things that he has left us. It is a tough loss, he was only 45 and I'm 42.”

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