Atletico Madrid recognition delights Diego Simeone

Atletico boss Diego Simeone on the touchline against Rayo on August 25, 2013
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Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone is delighted that the club are getting recognition for their form this season.

Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone has declared his delight at seeing the club finally beginning to become recognised as one of the best in Europe.

Atletico have emerged as serious contenders for the La Liga title, after winning the Copa del Rey last season, and the plaudits that they have been getting this campaign is a source of pleasure for Los Rojiblancos' boss.

"Atletico Madrid are being recognised throughout Europe," Simeone told reporters.

"I am part of the club and that makes me happy. We are making every effort to be competitive in everything we play in and that is down to the work every day

"We know that without hard work and team play, we cannot continue like this."

Atleti play Austria Vienna in the Champions League this evening.

Atletico Madrid's Forward Oliver celebrates with teammates after scoring during the Spanish league football match Club Atletico de Madrid vs Betis at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid on October 27, 2013
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