Koke: “Hopefully we will match last season and be champions again”

Atlético debuts in the league this Sunday at 5:30 p.m. against Celta in Balaídos and want revalidate the title achieved last season. A great architect of that championship was their captain Koke, the midfielder is very excited about the new campaign that begins despite the fact that the team’s preseason has been different as the internationals gradually joined the orders of Simeone.

The international spanish has attended the club’s media in the previous LaLiga start: “It’s a exciting year, as always we really want to have a great season, I hope we match like last season and be champions again but for that you have to work a lot, there is a lot left “, commented the rojiblanco captain.

Atlético have not been able to prepare this summer as they would have liked, most internationals have joined the rest of the squad a few days ago, although Koke does not see in it an excuse: “It was a atypical preseason, the teammates, including me. So it has been a different preseason, atypical, but hey, there is no excuse to start well, to keep working to get things done, adapt as quickly as possible as we have done, and continue doing what we do which is compete, fight and win the games “.

The midfielder does not look at be the mattress with the most matches in the club, focuses on the collective: “I’m not sure if I’m going to be the one with the most matches, the only thing I fix on is wanting to compete, wanting to win the games and that the atleti won everything and in the end is as high as possible “, He showed Koke.

About the return of the Wanda fans, he was very excited: “Our people were missed,we really want them to be in the stadium and hopefully as soon as possible they can be 40% or whatever. In the end we want all our people in our stadium and hopefully it will be as soon as possible “, the captain wishes.

Finally he wanted to emphasize that Atlético will fight to win the league title again: “If you work and make an effort, you can meet the objectives and you can be a champion. So it has to be a motivation rather than a weight and even a challenge for us. Try or to be able to fight to be champion another year in a row “, stressed.

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