Raul Garcia: Atletico Madrid can still challenge on all three fronts

The 27-year-old is adamant that Diego Simeone's men have enough quality in their side to compete for trophies in La Liga, Champions League and the Copa del Rey
Raul Garcia believes that Atletico Madrid have enough strength in depth to continue challenging on all three fronts this season.

Los Rojiblancos have had a fantastic term so far, sealing their progression to the last 16 of the Champions League, enjoying their best start to a Primera Division campaign (sitting second) and booking themselves a place in the quarter-finals of the Copa del Rey following a 3-1 aggregate victory over Valencia.

Despite fears that injuries and suspensions could take their toll as they play more games, however, Garcia is convinced that they can cope with the pressure.

"We are still on the same path as before. We have enough depth in the squad to battle in three competitions, which is what we are doing," he was quoted as saying by AS.

The midfielder's header was the clincher in a 2-0 Copa del rey win over Valencia on Tuesday, after Diego Godin nodded in the opener.

Following the exertions of a demanding encounter against Barcelona on Saturday, Atletico somewhat struggled to lift themselves against Los Che but Garcia says that they were made to work hard and believes that teams will continue to make it difficult for Diego Simeone's men.

"Valencia are difficult opponents in spite of however they are doing in the league. In the end we prevailed and the result speaks for itself," he said.

“Yes, it's fair to say that this was a demanding game for us. We have reached the level where we cannot lose any game and, now, that's what makes other teams want to beat us but, physically, the team is still strong."