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Atlético Madrid defender Filipe Luís is relishing the prospect of challenging for his sixth trophy since joining Los Rojiblancos.
The Brazilian moved to Atlético in 2010 and has won five different trophies during that time and would love nothing more but to make the Champions League the sixth title this evening.
Filipe Luís has been speaking to Futpress.com this week and acknowledged the difficult opponent they face in Lisbon.
He said: “I have had the opportunity to play several finals with Atlético. We are privileged. We live to start these games and we want to solve this Saturday in the best way.
“It is very difficult to win against Real Madrid. We have to forget the past and think only of victory.
“We need to come with a lot of fight because we know the difficulties we will encounter.
“It is a child’s dream to play a game that is the second most important title only behind the World Cup.”
The 28-year-old believes the Atlético team is now full of champions and whilst speaking to Globo he praised the impact Diego Simeone has had on the team.
“Our team has made history and has a staff of champions,” Filipe Luís added.
“When I arrived at Atlético, I believed in the potential of this team but we were not a team on the field, it was very individualistic. Simeone came in and changed everything.”