Pablo Ibanez accepts battle to win Atletico Madrid spot

Pablo Ibanez knows he faces an uphill struggle to break into the Atletico Madrid first team. The Spain defender saw action in the midweek victory over Getafe, but concedes: "It's going to be difficult to enter the team this year, because there is a lot of competition and the squad is quite deep. "But this is something that should benefit the team, we play for three titles and I know that I will have my chances, I only have to work and be prepared to try to take every opportunity I get."

Pablo Ibanez knows he faces an uphill struggle to break into the Atletico Madrid first team.

The Spain defender saw action in the midweek victory over Getafe, but concedes: "It's going to be difficult to enter the team this year, because there is a lot of competition and the squad is quite deep.

"But this is something that should benefit the team, we play for three titles and I know that I will have my chances, I only have to work and be prepared to try to take every opportunity I get."

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