Carlo Ancelotti believes Atletico Madrid will once again challenge Real Madrid and Barcelona, and praised Sevilla and Valencia.
The former Madrid Coach has spoken to a Chinese website about La Liga and Marca has reported his comments.
“This season will be like the last three years,” Ancelotti began.
“Atletico look to be at a high level. I’m confident they’ll trouble Barcelona and Madrid. Diego Simeone is a Coach who knows how to get the best from players. It’s very hard playing against them.
“I still remember the Champions League final two years ago. Fortunately the late goal from Sergio Ramos broke their resistance. Unforgettable memories!
“We can’t forget Sevilla and Valencia either. They’re not at the same level but they can compete with the greats of Spanish and European football.
“Sevilla in particular have spared no effort and worked hard for success, winning the Europa League for two consecutive years.
“They’ve won the respect of their opponents. Unai Emery is doing a fantastic job.”