Atletico held on the win their match 1-0 against Malaga and the French forward said that he was glad to have earned the victory for Cholito, who was a keen Atleti fan.
"It was important to win, although we knew it was going to be difficult," he said on BeIN Sports after the match.
"This match was for Cholito, because a loss like that is incredibly sad."
"I will be with my daughter tomorrow and enjoying time with her," he said, when asked if he'd watch the match at the Camp Nou.
"We have a match on Thursday, so we'll rest and prepare for that.
"We need to keep fighting and trying to win all of the matches that remain.
"Then we'll see where we are."