Atletico Madrid midfielder Koke is ready to take a bigger leadership role next season.
Koke says he will be in charge of passing on the team's philosophy to the players who will sign in the future.
"I've been a vice-captain for several years and I'll try to convey what Atletico Madrid are about to the people who come here and take a step forward," the new senior captain said after the 2-2 draw against Levante.
"We always reinvent ourselves and that is what we are going to do and I hope new players will adapt as quickly as possible to the philosophy of the club.
"It will be an exciting season, with many new people, young or less young.
"It's a great challenge for us and we have to be more united than ever.
"Very important people have left and I want to thank them for all they have done for Atletico Madrid."