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The Spaniard is determined to help Atletico Madrid claim the Liga title when they travel to Barcelona on Saturday

Atletico Madrid midfielder Koke is desperate to cap a "dream" season with success in La Liga against Barcelona on Saturday.

Diego Simeone's men travel to Camp Nou knowing that a draw would see them claim the Primera Division crown for the first time since 1996.

They also have the Champions League final against Real Madrid next week and Koke is delighted with how his side have performed this season, lavishing praise on the Argentine coach.

"The match against Barca will be very special and we have to go out and give everything to win because it's a final," he is quoted as saying by Marca.

"This is a dream season: playing the last game against Barcelona is spectacular. It's a dream to play for your boyhood team and fight for La Liga and the Champions League.

"You always dream of winning the Primera Division and the Champions Leauge. But the most important thing is that we take it day by day.

"That's our philosophy, we've been developing it for years since Simeone became coach. He arrived with a winning mentality. I think that's what we needed.

"He has done many great things and the fans love him very much."

Koke has been the subject of praise for his performances this season but the Spain international is not letting anything go to his head.

"The only thing in my head is Saturday's game. We should remain with our feet on the ground because the truth is that we have done many great things and have to keep working. We've got to live in the moment."

Atletico Madrid and Barcelona kick off at Camp Nou at 18:00CET on Saturday.

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