Jan Oblak reveals Champions League ambitions with Atletico Madrid

Atletico Madrid goal keeper Jan Oblak has revealed his ambition to win the Champions League with Diego Simeone’s side.

Los Rojiblancos have been excellent in La Liga action in 2020/21, with a seven point lead at the top of table ahead of city rivals Real Madrid.

They face Premier League side Chelsea in the Champions League last 16 next month, with Simeone and his players looking to reach a second successive quarter final.

Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone

Despite reaching the knockout stages of the competition in six of the last seven seasons, Atletico have failed to show their best in the business end of the tournament, and Slovenian international Oblak wants that to change.

In the Champions League I have suffered the worst defeats I remember,” he told an interview with Mundo Deportivo.

“I don’t know if I will win the Champions League, but every season gives you a chance to win it. 

“When the season starts we are all at the same point in the group stage.

“Hopefully we have a chance to win it. There would be nothing more beautiful than lifting a Champions League with Atletico.”

Atletico Madrid Jan Oblak

Oblak has played a key role in Atletico’s excellent start to the season with 18 league starts and 11 clean sheets.

The 28-year old is on course to clinch a fifth Zamora Trophy (awarded for the most clean sheets in a La Liga season) after winning four consecutive titles between 2016 and 2019.

Thibaut Courtois edged him out in 2019/20, but a fifth win would bring Oblak level with Barcelona legends Victor Valdes and Antoni Ramaletts as the most consistent keepers in La Liga history.


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