Ibrahima Balde is delighted with his progress at Atletico Madrid.

Senegal-born Ibrahima, who joined Atletico from Velez Sarsfield last year, has settled in well at the Vicente Calderon and freely admits he is currently living the dream.

"Everyone here has treated me well but I have been particularly helped by Diego Forlan and Jose Reyes, who are also idols of mine," he said.

"I have always dreamed of playing in the Primera Division and it seems incredible to do it with Atletico."