Following his team’s 1-0 win at home to Granada on Wednesday, Atletico Madrid’s vice captain Tiago said his team is feeding of the support from fans of other La Liga teams that want Atletico to wrest the title from usual-winners Barcelona and Real Madrid. In fact, the Portuguese described Atleti as "a sort of Robin Hood, taking the fight to the big and powerful."
Though Atletico managed just the one goal to defeat lowly Granada, Tiago said he and his teammates expected the visitors’ defensive approach. "The remaining matches are all going to be like that, like finals. We have to keep it tight at the back and try to nick goals. Athletic are our toughest opponents because we play them next. The atmosphere is going to be intimidating, like in a cup final. Every team is out to make life difficult for us".
Atletico is currently first in La Liga, one point above second-place Barcelona and three points above Real Madrid.