Diego Simeone: 'Atletico Madrid showed ambition'

Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone during the Europa League match against Rubin Kazan on February 14, 2013
© PA Photos
Diego Simeone is delighted with the "ambition" his Atletico Madrid side showed in the Copa del Rey semi-final.

Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone has said that his side showed "ambition" to defeat Sevilla 4-3 on aggregate to reach the final of the Copa del Rey.

Atletico went 2-0 ahead on the night and 4-1 on aggregate before Sevilla pulled two goals back. The visitors managed to hang on to go through.

Simeone said that the club are delighted to have reached the final but that they will now turn their attention to the La Liga clash with Malaga.

"We showed a very good attitude from the start," Simeone told the club's official website. "Early on in the match I saw a team that had the ambition to reach the final.

"Then came the goals and that made ​​it easier to see the game out. We got the goals but then found it difficult against a very brave response.

"We are enjoying that we have reached the final, but tomorrow we will focus on Malaga, which will be a difficult challenge."

Atletico are currently second in La Liga, four points ahead of city rivals Real Madrid.

Athletico's Adrian Lopez is congratulated by Radamel Falcao after a goal against Levante on January 20, 2013
Read Next:
Preview: Real Valladolid vs. Atletico Madrid
>
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole



Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Real Madrid11003033
2Barcelona11002023
3Real Sociedad11003213
4Leganes11001013
5Valencia11001013
6Atletico MadridAtletico10102201
7GironaGirona10102201
8Espanyol10101101
9Sevilla10101101
10Athletic Bilbao10100001
11Getafe10100001
12EibarEibar00000000
13Levante00000000
14Malaga00000000
15Villarreal00000000
16Celta Vigo100123-10
17AlavesAlaves100101-10
18Las PalmasLas Palmas100101-10
19Real Betis100102-20
20Deportivo La CorunaDeportivo100103-30
LIVE SCORES VIDEPRINTER
expand