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Koke “delighted” to be available for Barça clash
“It was very important to take all three points today; we knew that it would be a very difficult game, Málaga were superb in defence”.
Atlético de Madrid midfielder Jorge Resurreción ‘Koke’ praised his team mates for their collective effort in securing all three points from Saturday’s meeting at Málaga.
“It was very important to take all three points today; we knew that it would be a very difficult game, Málaga were superb in defence and in the end, it was my goal that settled it but the only thing that mattered was taking maximum points back home to Madrid. The team has faith in its abilities, we just tried to impose our style on the game and take it to them,” said Koke, author of the game’s only goal on 70 minutes.
Atleti’s next game: “Before the Barça game, we have to think about the Copa del Rey. We’re up against a very difficult opponent (Valencia) and the first leg is over there at Mestalla. That is going to be a very tough game and we’ll be giving it everything we’ve got to gain a good result for the return”.
Avoiding a fifth booking: “I’m delighted because now I will be able to play against Barcelona which is great, but the best part of today was taking all three points”.