Simeone: Our aim? The Champions League

Atletico Madrid are focusing on lifting the Champions League this season after several near misses, explained Diego Simeone.

Having signed a new two-year contract at Los Rojiblancos earlier this month, the Atleti Coach stressed his side had the quality and experience to bring Europe’s premier club trophy across the Spanish capital for the first time ever.

“Our motivation is simple: to win the Champions League,” said Simeone at a press conference in Rome.

“We know how strong the sense of pride is to reach finals so our ambition must now be to lift the trophy.

“One we were one minute from winning and the other, we lost on penalties so you can see how close we are – you can see we are doing all we can.

“We have all the experience necessary and have now had a number of big results in the competition, sooner or later we will win it, we are getting closer.

 “When I arrived at the club, they had not been playing regularly in the Champions League for many years and everything we have done is with the aim and objective of winning the trophy.”

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