Midfielder Tiago insists Atletico Madrid are not running scared of Barcelona ahead of their Copa del Rey quarter-final second leg clash this week.
Los Rojiblancos trail 1-0 from the first leg at the Camp Nou but the Portuguese international says he is relishing the prospect of turning the tie around.
“We have to use the momentum gained from the weekend win against Rayo Vallecano and take that into Wednesday’s game,” he told reporters.
“Right now Barcelona are on fire and seem to get better with every game they play, but it’s a great opportunity for us against some world class players.
“Messi and Neymar are really good and in great form. We can only stop them as a team but we are not scared of them,” he declared.