Koke: Porto are favourites

The midfielder believes the Portuguese club are best equipped to advance from their group but has his eyes set on getting a result at Estadio do Dragao
By Alberto Pinero

Atletico Madrid star Koke has claimed that Porto are the favourites to win Champions League Group G but remains confident of coming away with at least a point from their trip to Portugal.

Los Rojiblancos stunned Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu on Saturday as Diego Costa's goal handed Diego Simeone's side a 1-0 win and the midfielder has his eyes set on another victorious away assignment.

"Would a draw would be good? Atletico always try to win, in any stadium. We proved it against Real Madrid," he told reporters.

The young Spaniard also played down the significance of Saturday's win and admits his team will have to play well to come away from the Estadio do Dragao with all 3 points.

The 21-year-old said: "The victory in the derby is not a message to Spain or Europe, or anything. We must keep our feet on the ground. In the end, it's just three points and the season is very long. We've played seven games and won seven, but there is still a long way to go. We have to keep working.

"We should not relax in the Champions League. We're playing against Porto, who are the favourites of the group, and we must try to play a great game there after the derby."

Porto and Atleti were victorious during the opening week of the Champions League, with Atleti overcoming Zenit St. Petersburg 3-1 in the Spanish capital, while Porto managed a 1-0 away win over group minnows FK Austria Wien.