Atletico Madrid ‘not thinking’ of home Champions League final – Diego Simeone

Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone insists his side are not thinking about the Champions League final being in their Wanda Metropolitano home.

Los Rojiblancos cruised into the last 16 with Wednesday’s victory over Monaco while this season’s showpiece in the competition is to be held in their new home which opened last season.

“That the final being here is not something we think about because that is a long way away,” Simeone told reporters at his post-match news conference.

"The game in general was very good by the team for the first 70 minutes, we knew how to start the game, press them, find space and do them damage.

“We maybe lacked a bit of energy after Saturday's game [at home to Barcelona] and in the last part of the game the opponent grew. Falcao gave them something extra, and the game was a bit more difficult.

“Until now we have had a very good Champions League campaign, apart from the game at Dortmund. We have to wait and see how the last games go and who we get in the draw.”

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