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FOCUSED ON BARCELONA

Koke: "We’re thinking about the League game as that’s next"

The young midfielder stopped by in the press room after returning to the starting lineup in vigo and before the game against Barcelona on Sunday. The match against the Catalans is all the youngster is thinking about despite the upcoming Cup final

After training in Majadahonda Jorge Koke Resurrection passed by the press room to talk about the game on Sunday and the teams attitude. Simeone's men face the current leader of the league and know it will be a difficult encounter. "When you look at Barcelona as always, they very strong. They have their style of play and are about to be crowned champions. They have Messi, who we all know about who is the best in the world. He has won the Golden Ball four times and does his talking on the field." said the midfielder.

On Friday, the club face their 19th Cup final but the squad are only thinking about Sunday’s game at the Calderon. "I don’t know what the coach will do, until Sunday we will not know. First we have to think about the league, which is the next game. The coach is the one who decides who will play and who won’t," he said.

Regarding the possibility that the opposition can be crowned champions on Sunday, Koke said the only focus is on their team and they’ll be trying to add another three points in front of their fans. "We're going to play the game and try to win, then see if they win the league. If they are champions before, we will give them a guard of honour," concluded the Atletico number 6.