Atletico Madrid should believe they’re able to attain the Copa del Rey final despite facing the daunting job of beating Barcelona at Camp Nou, says Diego Simeone.
The Rojiblancos were beaten 2-1 in their semi-final initially leg at Vicente Calderon final week, meaning they will have to turn on the style within the return match on Tuesday.
Beating Barcelona – who Simeone believes are arguably the most effective side within the world – might be a challenging ask, but the Argentine travels for the Catalan giants with a single point on his mind…progression.
“It is simple to say things but in reality the only thing that matters may be the work that we do on the field,” Simeone told reporters.
“We should play using the similar intensity that we’ve got had throughout moments on the season, the most beneficial moments of your season, attempt to feel properly with ourselves as a team. From there every thing we look for will come.
“We are facing a group which are pretty powerful at residence so it’s going to be a hard game. They’re possibly the very best team in the planet.
“But something that I say now does not matter as well substantially. All that counts are the events that take location around the pitch.
“The only result that would satisfy me is usually to reach the final.”