Kranevitter: I feel like a veteran

Atletico Madrid new boy Matias Kranevitter believes he is a relative veteran for a 22-year-old after outlining his ambitions for his stay in the Spanish capital.

The River Plate midfielder will join Los Colchoneros in January, once his side have negotiated their Club World Cup campaign, which will see them face treble-winners Barcelona, and he believes there are no limits as to what he can achieve under Diego Simeone's lead.

“[Atleti] are a winning team, with a hard-working mindset that the coaching staff have surely implemented, and one in which everyone is expected to add their bit,” he told Atleti's official website.

“The objective for any player is to always improve. Being at a club like Atletico Madrid, who will compete for great things, obliges you to be at your best because they compete for very important things.

“I have a lot of experience for someone my age and played in many important competitions that River have won, such as the Copa Sudamericana and Copa Libertadores.

“I arrive with the hope of adding my bit to the team and promise to make many sacrifices.

“I knew Atleti were a great team, and that's why I came here, to join a winning team. Hopefully everything goes very well.”

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