Atletico are dreaming of the Champions League final - Villa

The striker says his side will continue to battle for a place in the Lisbon showpiece and feels their quarter-final win over Barcelona was their best performance this season
Atletico Madrid striker David Villa says his side are already dreaming of the Champions League final as they await their fate in the draw for the last four.

The Rojiblancos edged out Barcelona in the quarter-finals this week with a 1-0 second-leg win to take their place in the hat for the semi-finals along with Bayern Munich, Chelsea and city rivals Real Madrid.

Villa admits it is special for the Spanish capital to have two sides at this stage of the competition but insists the draw in Nyon on Friday will not change the way they approach the upcoming tie.

"The dream is to be in the final, we'll get whoever we get in the semi-finals. This team will keep going with passion, humility, sacrifice and hard work," he told AS.

"Atletico fans are very happy to have reached the last four, as are Madrid fans. For a city to have two teams in the semi-finals is something very beautiful."

Wednesday's 1-0 win over Barca was Atletico's fifth game without defeat against Gerardo Martino's side this season, and Villa believes it was the best performance from the Liga leaders to date in the campaign.

"Possibly, yes," he said when asked if Atleti had played their best game. "We went out very hard [at the beginning] because it's tough to sustain it over 90 minutes. The team was perfect."