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Atletico Madrid kid Koke: I will not let publicity go to my head

Atletico Madrid youngster Koke says he will keep his feet on the ground.

The 19-year-old midfielder was highly impressive in last weekend's 1-0 win away to Zaragoza in La Liga and has subsequently attracted significant media interest.

"The truth is that it's been a strange week," he told his club's website. "The media are talking about me, but now more than ever I have to be quiet and take the opportunity I have been given.

"If I play on Saturday it will not be my first time at the Vicente Calderon, because I have played there twice.

"It would be great to be back in the starting line-up and face a great team like Sevilla.

"I am working hard to be among the 11 but the manager has not said anything yet. If I play, he will play me where he thinks I am better suited. I don't put any importance on where I am played, the important thing is to be there among the eleven, regardless of which position."

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