The Portugal midfielder realises he has a fight on his hands to convince coach Javier Aguirre that he deserves his place in the face of increased competition from players of the calibre of Jose Antonio Reyes and Simao Sabrosa.
"All I want is to play more regularly. I feel good, I have conditions for it, but I have to accept the coach´s decisions. My ambition is to stay at Atletico," he told Portuguese broadcaster Antena 1.
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