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Courtois: "It is important to have scored an away goal"

Thibaut Courtois said after the draw in the Mestalla, that the team "played a good game” against a tough Valencia side that made things very “difficult". He also stressed the importance of scoring an away goal ahead of the "complicated" return leg.

Simeone: "We played with courage and pride "

Diego Pablo Simeone spoke to the media in the press room after the one all draw against Valencia. The Argentine acknowledged that Valencia "had good chances" but the "courage" of Atletico set up a "significant" game in the second leg.

All will be decided in the Calderón

Atletico Madrid had victory almost in the bag before Hélder Postiga leveled the match in stoppage time. A great game by Courtois could not stop the last kick. The Vicente Calderón will decide the winners next Tuesday.

Simeone takes 18 players to Valencia

Diego Pablo Simeone will travel with his full arsenal to tackle the first leg of the second round of the Copa del Rey against Valencia at the Mestalla.

"It will be a tough tie"

Diego Pablo Simeone said his team showed the desire to return to compete in Cup and warned in a press conference prior to the second round match of the dangers of an "excited and motivated" Valencia after the arrival of Pizzi.

Koke: "It was important to get three points"

Jorge Resurrection 'Koke' was very satisfied after victory in a "very complicated" match against Malaga . Happy to get the winning goal, the midfielder praised "the efforts and hard work" of the entire team.

"We play our game and do not look around"

Godin spoke in the mixed zone after the great victory at La Rosaleda. Content with the fight and courage of the team, the Uruguayan Central warned that "there a long way to go" and that the team will continue to look at the "present" and playing game by game.

Victory to start 2014

Atletco Madrid got 2014 under way with the league game at the Rosaleda against Malaga in the early afternoon kick off. The big news in the starting line up was the inclusion of Oliver Torres who starts the year in the starting line up.

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