Despite the exceptional form of El Tigre in front of goal, Diego Simeone believes the Colombian international can improve on his performances.
Radamel Falcao is on a roll in La Liga, as the season enters its final stretch. The Colombian international has hit form when it matters the most, scoring twelve goals in Los Rojiblancos last twelve matches.
The former FC Porto player is the top scorer in the Europa League, tied with Klaas Jan Huntelaar with ten European goals against his name. He is also third in the Pichichi race, where he has scored 22 goals, and is only behind Lionel Messi and Cristiano
Falcao’s return in all competitions stands at 32 goals for 43 competitive games, more than Sergio Aguero’s best return for the Vicente Calderon-based outfit. However, his coach believes that he can increase his goal scoring rate further.
Reflecting on the impressive form of Radamel Falcao for Atletico Madrid in the current campaign, manager Diego Simeone remarked that he is happy with his form but believes his productivity can increase.
"He's a guy that I know of, he knows what I think of him and I know what his strengths are. His strength is always wanting for more and he can give more, because he's a guy who is caring, professional, a winner.... And a guy from whom you want more, do not
“He is having a good time, but he can continue to give more, "Simeone assessed.
El Cholo’s men take on the challenge of Espanyol in their next league outing and the Atletico Madrid coach believes the fixture is as important as the once they recently played against Valencia in the UEFA Europa League.
The Catalan outfit have been impressive in their recent set of results but will have to be beware of Radamel Falcao. Ahead of the match, Espanyol centre-back, Juan Forlin was full of praise for his fellow South America.
Forlin commented that Falcao has proven himself where ever he has gone, from Argentina to Portugal and now in Spain. He stated that it is difficult to play against the Colombian, who never gives up fighting for the ball.
The Argentine stopper than asked his teammate to be wary of Falcao and keep him in check for the duration of the match to get a positive result against their Capital rivals.