Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone praised the professionalism of his side after its 3-0 Copa del Rey fourth-round first-leg win over Jaen.
Simeone's side is flying high in the Primera Division, with only goal difference separating themselves and Barcelona at the top of the table.
And it continued that form at the Nuevo Estadio La Victoria as a first-half penalty from
"I'm very happy with the work of my team," Simeone told reporters after the match.
"There was a nice atmosphere.
"The team responded to the expectations I had. As I said, Jaén had impressive midfield players and forwards with speed.
"Obviously we knew of these strengths and I think we controlled the game."
There was a worry for the Argentinian when
"There has been no bad reaction so I imagine that Saturday [Sunday AEDT] will be fine," he added.
Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho remained non-committal about where he will be next term after his side lost 2-1 in the Copa del Rey final against local rival Atletico Madrid to round off the "worst season" of his life.