Fernando Torres says that Atletico Madrid believe that the club will be capable of winning the league title this season.
Leaders Barcelona had a huge lead going into the month of March.
However, they have been on such a disastrous run in the last few weeks that they have allowed Atletico to completely erase those gains. Atletico are now level on points with Barcelona but behind only on the head-to-head record going into the final three games. Torres, who has been in spectacular from, says that Atletico believe that they can win their second league title in the last five seasons.
Back when Atletico won the league title in the 2013-14 season under Diego Simeone for the first time, they were seen as the underdogs who simply took advantage of Barcelona and Real Madrid’s poor form. Now, the situation is completely different with Atletico having been the most consistent team in the Spanish top division. Madrid also remain in contention for the title, but they have been far too inconsistent for their own good. Most of goals scored by Torres have been extremely important just like the winner against Athletic Bilbao. Following the game, Torres claimed that Atletico are no longer targeting the Champions League places alone.
"It was the game we knew it would be. We worked really hard, and we knew they would push us back.We were fortunate enough to score in first half. We had to suffer a lot in the second and it was really difficult. Athletic are a great team.We're very proud of the game we played. Bilbao are in a great moment, and it's really positive to come here and win. We keep believing and hoping that we can do great things this season," said Torres. Atletico and Barcelona are level on points going into the final three games.