The Portugal international winger made his debut in the 2-1 defeat and declared afterwards: "Atletico produced a good game and we have had chances to score more goals. I insist, now it is important to remember that we play at our stadium in the next game before our fans. I am sure that we will beat Real when they come to our place."
Atletico midfielder Maniche added: "We began very well with the goal of Sergio Aguero. Then I thought that we could win, since we were playing with confidence and aggression. In the end, two errors and a lack of concentration cost us."