CHAMPIONS LEAGUE | ATLÉTICO 1-0 BARÇA (2-1)
Koke praises "spectacular" Vicente Calderón support
The Atlético Madrid midfielder said: "We played the two matches that we wanted and I think we deserved to win. I don’t mind which team we get in the next round."
Atlético Madrid’s Koke spoke to Canal+ after his first-half strike saw the Rojiblancos through to the Champions League last four at Barcelona’s expense: “My goal is important because it has helped the team to go through to the semi-finals. That’s all. We played the two matches that we wanted and I think we deserved to win.”
The midfielder continued: “We’re going to continue our philosophy of taking each game as it comes. I don’t mind which team we get [in the next round]. Whoever we get will be a difficult team. We were already drawn against one of the best, if not the best."
On the part played by the Atlético fans at the Vicente Calderón, Koke said: “Spectacular. I’ve hardly ever seen the Calderón like this."