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Atlético Madrid have “great possibility” of winning La Liga and Champions League insists Diego

Diego wants more celebrating
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Atlético Madrid midfielder Diego Ribas believes Los Rojiblancos have a “great possibility” of winning the Champions League and La Liga this season.

The Vicente Calderón plays host to Atlético versus Chelsea on Tuesday night in the first leg of the Champions League semi-final and Diego spoke at an open media day event on Sunday.

The Brazilian discussed the need to take it game by game, Inside Spanish Football quoted the 29-year-old.

He said: “We go into this match with great possibilities in both competitions.  We need to go game by game because if not, we lose our focus. 

“Both competitions are possible but we’re going game by game with a lot of hard work.

“The important thing is to play well, harness the power of the Calderón, that special atmosphere that helps us a lot.  We need to enjoy it and that will help us to win.”

The Atlético fans are sure to create an incredible atmosphere on Tuesday as they try to roar Diego Simeone’s side to a first leg win.

Although Diego has failed to start the last three matches, the Brazilian will hope to influence the tie like he did in the previous round with a stunning goal against Barcelona.

And should he achieve that he and Atlético will remain on course for what could be a historic double.


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