Diego Simeone: 'Atletico Madrid showed ambition'

Simeone: 'Atletico showed ambition'
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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.

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