The Colombian hitman recently completed his big-money transfer to the Vicente Calderon and insists money was not the motive, but the lure of joining a club with limitless ambition
The striker finalised a club record €40 million move to Madrid from Porto last week, and was paraded in front of a 15,000-strong crowd of Atleti supporters on Monday. And the 25-year-old displayed his jubilance at signing for Gregorio Manzano's side.
"Obviously I'd like to be top scorer, but I'm not putting my personal goals above the team," said Falcao. "Atleti are one of the biggest clubs in the world and I have come here to contribute.
"It does not seem right to put a roof on [the potential of] Atleti. This is a big challenge, and a great challenge for me [on a personal level]."
Regarding the €40m that his new employers have forked out for his services, the ex-River Plate striker feels that it shouldn't be a burden for him to contend with.
"I do not feel any pressure because this club is made up of many people," continued Falcao. "I was raised from a young age to be a focused person and so I have my priorities straight.
"I am very happy. Happy with the effort made by Atleti to sign me, and happy with the reception I have been given. I am feeling positive and will play with my heart."
Last season's Europa League top scorer was in line to make his debut for Atletico Madrid this weekend against Real Sociedad, but the ongoing player strikes have prevented him from making his bow.