Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone said his team was "very motivated" ahead of its UEFA Champions League match against Liverpool FC on Tuesday, speaking at a press conference in Madrid on Monday.
Simeone said Atletico striker Diego Costa would feature in Tuesday's match, after recovering from a back injury in November.
"Diego Costa has improved. I think we discussed last weekend that he was improving. He is training very hard and is motivated. He is a part of the 19 players ready to play tomorrow."
"I don't see pessimism. I see optimism and motivation. The stadium will boom tomorrow. We have a very motivated squad. We are preparing for the game with high attitude and passion," Simeone said.