Rodri: Atleti have best La Liga squad

New Atletico Madrid midfielder Rodri Hernandez believes the club can challenge on all fronts and ‘have the strongest squad in La Liga’.

The former Atleti youth player is one of a host of arrivals at Los Rojiblancos this summer following the club triggering his €20m release clause at Villarreal.

“Atletico want to win everything,” Rodri told reporters on Friday.

“There has been a lot of change in the five years since I was last here and the club have grown a lot, now we have the best squad in La Liga.

“It was an easy decision for me to return home because I wanted this for a long time and now I have the chance to compete for every trophy.

“That is why I have returned, to come and win trophies and to give everything for this club.

“My number 14? It’s really important as it was also the old number of Diego Simeone as a player and it means you have to show courage and fight.

“Then it was worn by Gabi who epitomised leadership, which is something that I still must learn.”

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