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The former Lille centre-half spoke of how the last-four encounter against Diego Simeone's men will be tough, especially as they possess the threat of Radamel Falcao

Valencia defender Adil Rami has admitted that his side's Europa League semi-final tie against Atletico Madrid will be very difficult.

The France international was speaking after Los Che demolished AZ 4-0 at home (5-2 on aggregate) to reach the last four of the competition.

The evening was a particularly proud one for Rami as the centre-half grabbed a brace, the first of his career.

"The tie against Atletico Madrid will be a very difficult one," he told Canal Plus after the game. "We will play against a very good side and also against one of the best strikers in the world [Falcao] along with Benzema.

"It will be necessary to work and make a big effort and we will see what our destiny holds for us."

Valencia return to Liga action on Sunday when they make a visit to the Santiago Bernabeu to face Real Madrid.

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