Tiago: Looking good for Atleti

Tiago Mendes believes Atletico Madrid are in good shape for the new season. ‘We’ve a lot of quality in attack and we’ll score lots of goals.’

The veteran midfielder has been joined at Vicente Calderon by Luciano Vietto and Jackson Martinez, among other new signings, and says the forwards are perhaps the team’s strong suit.

“Everything looks very good. We’ve a lot more quality this year, but now we have to prove it in big games,” Tiago said, Marca reports.

“The team has been continuously improving since the start of pre-season. It was very hot and humid [on the Asia tour] but we’ve shown we’re getting better.

“Antoine Griezmann and Fernando Torres are gaining confidence, and their legs are getting more responsive. It’s normal for attackers. They’re the ones who give us goals and victories.

“We have a lot of quality in attack and we’re confident we’ll score a lot of goals this season. We’re very calm in that regard.

“We always have the passing of Koke and Oliver Torres. They’re players who like to have the ball at their feet.

“I feel great. I’m with a phenomenal team. I could play here with my eyes closed. The most important thing for me is to be in good physical condition, because I feel great in this team.”

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