MADRID.- Atletico Madrid forward Fernando Torres said on Tuesday that a team like Barcelona is unpredictable.
Atletico will host Barcelona on Wednesday at the Vicente Calderon in the first leg of the Copa del Rey semifinals.
During the Spanish sports writing association awards ceremony in Madrid, Torres said that defeating Barcelona not too long ago has boosted the team's confidence, but it does not mean anything if no effort is exerted to stand as a strong bloc against the Catalan powerhouse.
He stressed the difficult mission of facing such a quality team, and Atleti must seize every opportunity that lies ahead.
Torres has hopes to win the first leg match at the Calderon before the club's fans, which will make the second leg an easier mission.
He explained that this is the part of the season when the team knows exactly what it is doing and starts grabbing titles, acknowledging that Barcelona is one of the world's best teams.