Atletico Madrid must believe they can reach the Copa del Rey final despite facing the daunting task of beating Barcelona at Camp Nou, says Diego Simeone.
“It is easy to say things but in reality the only thing that matters is the work that we do on the field,” Simeone told reporters.
“We must play with the same intensity that we have had during moments of the season, the best moments of the season, try to feel well with ourselves as a team. From there everything we look for will come.
“We are facing a team that are very strong at home so it is going to be a difficult game. They are perhaps the best team in the world.
“But anything that I say now does not matter too much. All that counts are the events that take place on the pitch.
“The only result that would satisfy me is to reach the final.”