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Mario Hermoso says LaLiga crown was the “appetizer” for Atlético Madrid

Madrid each day AS revealed a new interview with Mario Hermoso on Tuesday, by which the Atlético Madrid defender insisted successful the league in Might was simply the begin for this rojiblanco squad.

“I’m very happy, very pleased,” Hermoso mentioned. “I’d not change the resolution I made to come back right here.

“(The league title) is an appetizer. All of us who make up Atlético are extra hungry to proceed rising,” he continued. “We all know we’ve the potential for extra, we’ve performed it already, and with the philosophy and mentality of working each day to enhance, the group has no ceiling.

“The league title has woke up one thing inside us that makes us need extra.”

Certainly, Hermoso’s confidence has been buoyed following the two pre-international break outcomes at San Siro in opposition to Milan and at the Wanda Metropolitano in opposition to Barcelona. The 26-year-old, now in his third season with Atlético, defined that the followers’ help — significantly throughout the win over Barça — solely makes the squad stronger.

“Once you get collectively in a stadium like (the Metropolitano), with a crowd like that, it’s all the time thrilling,” Hermoso mentioned. “Seeing the followers return…our folks information us, they drive us via all the assist they supply us from the stands. To see it like that could be very good.”

Club Atletico de Madrid v FC Barcelona - LaLiga Santander

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Hermoso, who graduated from Real Madrid’s academy, additionally mentioned enjoying for Atlético is “one thing particular,” a sensation he’s felt after 70 appearances underneath Diego Simeone.

Most of my pals and family members help Atlético,” Hermoso mentioned. “I grew up watching their video games and spending these days round the Vicente Calderón.

“I don’t know, it’s one thing particular. I inform folks that in tough conditions there’s that feeling of drive, of communion with the Atlético followers…they all the time give the whole lot for the group, as we’d do for them.”

Hermoso was additionally requested about his exclusion from latest Spain squads regardless of his enchancment as a participant and a transparent want for a dependable ball-playing center-back in Luis Enrique’s protection.

“I was fortunate sufficient to go to the nationwide group with Espanyol, then I went as soon as with Atlético,” Hermoso mentioned. “The coach is the one who makes the selections. There’s a nice assortment of gamers to select from, which is an efficient factor.

The primary factor is our membership, the place we spend extra time, the place we practice, enhance, and the place we aspire to essential achievements.”

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