Simeone: There's no ceiling to Falcao's ambitions

The Atletico coach has taken the time to praise his star Colombian striker in the wake of their Europa League final win against the Basque outfit on Wednesday
Diego Simeone has voiced his admiration for Radamel Falcao in the aftermath of Atletico Madrid's 3-0 Europa League final victory over Athletic Bilbao.

The Colombia international netted twice to gift the Colchoneros a comfortable two-goal lead at half-time, and Simeone had nothing but praise for the prolific striker.

"Big players run a risk because they have experience but if they can't put their past wins to one side and get excited for a final, their experience counts for nothing," Simeone stated at a press conference.

"Falcao is the best example. He forgot what he did last year and because of that he could live the moment he did on Wednesday.

"I've known Radamel since he was a boy. I had him at River [Plate in 2008], where we won a league together. I love him as a person and admire him. There's no ceiling to his ambition."

The 26-year-old was crowned Europa League topscorer following his double in Bucharest. Falcao has netted 12 times in 15 appearances in the competition.