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Atlético de Madrid defender Filipe Luís doesn’t regret missing out on Barcelona move when at Deportivo

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Atlético de Madrid defender Filipe Luís insists he does not regret missing out on a move to Barcelona when he was at Deportivo.

The Brazil international was believed to have attracted interest from the Catalan side in the summer of 2010, before he joined Atlético.

Filipe admits he would have won more had he signed with Barcelona, but is happy with his choice and hopes Atlético can be victorious when the two sides meet on Saturday.

“If I had gone to Barça I’d have won a couple of titles, but I wouldn’t be as happy as I am here,” he said to Onda Cero.

“The games we played in the Super Cup reflect what may be Saturday’s game.

“Barcelona will have possession and we, as always, will be together, trying to hurt them on the counter.

“Tata Martino has to choose from the many players that can cause us trouble but we have many resources too. Of course his are on another level.

“But we’re going to try, with great humility, to attack. The Coach has studied our rivals and told us exactly what we need to do.”

Filipe has been ever-present for Atlético this season. The 28 year-old's made 20 appearances, scoring once.


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