Atletico’s Director: If you want to reach the final, you need to beat the best
Atletico Madrid director Clemente Villaverde commented on the Champions League ⅛ finals draw results, according to which Madrid’s team will meet with Juventus.
First of all, the director expressed his joy at the fact that the team managed to reach the playoffs. He understood that you could wait only for the strongest rivals after you took second place in the group.
However, Clemente sees no problems with this. If you want to win the Champions League, you have to beat the best of the best. Juventus are such a team. If Atletico succeed in outclassing Juve and reaching the quarterfinal, then the team will be able to beat anyone.
Juve are dominating in Italy at the moment. However, no one knows how everything will be in February. The director suggested to wait and not to make any conclusions.
Nobody at Atletico thinks about Ronaldo. He is just one of many strong players in the great team. Atlético have their trump cards and the team won’t hesitate to use them.
(Reporting by Kovtunov Ilya, editing by Ponomarenko Valeriia)