Gabi: "We've taken a step forward by beating a team like Sevilla"
Filipe Luis also claimed: "Diego Costa is among the top three strikers in the world" after Atlético's new signing was spotted in the president's box at the Wanda Metropolitano.
The Atlético Madrid captain, Gabi, and left-back Filipe Luis both spoke to the press after his side sealsed a 2-0 win over Sevilla at the Wanda Metropolitano.
400 games in the top flight: "I'm over the moon. They're stats I will cherish when I stop playing".
An important win: "The game left us with a good impression. We've taken a step forward by beating a tough team like Sevilla; a game in which we were far superior".
In what areas did you manage to come out on top? "In taking control of the game. We set the pace and the result is definitely well deserved".
Current run of form: "At the moment we're in good shape, both physically and in our confidence. We know each other's game and we are enjoying our football. That's the most difficult thing. For sure, there will be tough times ahead, but we have to keep up our levels of concentration. Diego Costa is a really big signing. He's among the best three strikers in the world and has won trophies and is one of the most ambitious players I've ever seen".
Simeone's rotations: "He rotated last year because he rarely uses the same eleven every game. The important thing is that maybe you won't be picked and then the next time around you're in the starting eleven. The competition for places just gets bigger and bigger. In the end it's the team that wins".