Arda Turan has hailed the form of Atletico Madrid since Diego Simeone's appointment.

Atletico have taken seven points from their last three games compared to just one in seven games during Gregorio Manzano's short reign.

Turan told the club's website: "We have a lot of quality and defensively we are playing better. We feel like a team and doing what the coach asks of us.

"I think we are improving and we have a strong team, but we are playing in a very difficult league.

"Playing away from home is difficult in Spain because every team plays well at their own ground."