Arda Turan offered another showcase of talent on the pitch of the Dragao Stadium. The Turkish midfielder executed perfectly the set piece from the boot of Gabi. A goal that sealed the comeback and sealed the win against Porto which see’s Atleti pick up three points that leave them at the top of Group G of the Champions League. "Porto was a very difficult match. We came off the back of the derby and it was complicated both physically and from a concentration point of view, but the truth is that we have put in a very good performance. We did what we had to do."
The midfielder describes the momentum within the template and enjoy their fans . " The truth is that now we have a great team. We are happy . We managed to win fighting. "
"The result in Porto is great. This win puts us first and with great confidence for the coming games," said Arda.
The Turk does not hide his happiness at getting the goal in the final stages of the clash in Porto, but also highlights the great start to the season. "I'm happy but not only to have scored, but because the whole team was great. We worked hard. We work every day on strategy, tactics, learning more and more, and this goal has been the result of that work."
The game by game philosophy has become the most repeated message at the Calderon. The brilliant Atletico midfielder does not deviate one iota from the path marked by Diego Pablo Simeone. "The truth is that no one in the team thinks further into the future than the next game. I know everyone says that we only talk about the next game, but it's true. In our head every game is a final and our next final is on Sunday against Celta. Maybe people do not like it, but that is the style of Atletico, is the Cholo style”.
"Our standard is this , we have very good players. We have superstars like Villa and Diego Costa, and all the players make a solid group. This is the secret of Atletico, who are always together and always fighting together," said Arda Turan .
The Turkish footballer emphasizes the next league match and expects the fans to respond by filling the Calderon. "Before stopping for the international matches, people may not realize it, but this game is a very difficult game. We come from a very difficult games with lots of physical and mental demands. And the most important game is Celta on Sunday. So what we need is that at the Calderon is full to create the right atmosphere so that our fans are with us and help us. On Sunday, more than ever we need the support of our fans. With the Calderon full games are always easier," he concluded.