"I've still got three years left on my contract with Atlético Madrid. That's where I'll be until the end of the season, after that we'll see what happens. The club has gone to great lengths to ensure I stay this year so I'm only focused on fulfilling my own and the club's objectives," Atlético Madrid striker Radamel Falcao said in Dubai, where he collected the Globe Soccer's player of the year award.
"I'm only thinking about my club. I know there is a lot of speculation but hopefully it won't affect me. At this moment in time my reality is Atlético Madrid and I'm happy where I am. There will be another league in the future, but I still have three years left on my contract with Atlético," the Colombian striker added. Asked whether he will be going to Manchester City, he replied: "You'll have to talk to Miguel Ángel Gil Marín."
Falcao also spoke about Maradona: "Some people are more qualified to decide who is the greatest, so I'll leave that to the journalists. I just play so it's not for me to say, but Maradona was always an example to me and was one of the greatest players on the planet. Being part of the Globe Soccer awards ceremony has been an honour."
In terms of La Liga, he said: "Barcelona now have a significant advantage and look solid. We know that if they maintain the gap it's going to be very difficult to compete with them. We're growing all the time and hopefully we can continue to pick up points. We'll see where we are at the end of the season." He was also asked: "In a Madrid-Barça who will you support?" and replied: "We'll just enjoy the spectacle."
He finished by talking about Simeone: "Since he arrived we've improved a lot and he has been key to the trophies we've won. We're still progressing and growing and he has the ability to ensure we keep on improving and grow as a team. We've been showing that since he came to the club."