Atlético Madrid manager Diego Simeone singled out versatile midfielder Koke for special praise following his side's 1-1 La Liga draw with Sevilla on Sunday.
The feisty encounter saw both sides lose ground on league leaders Barcelona as Sevilla took the lead midway through the first half, with in-form forward Wissam Ben Yedder finishing with aplomb.
Atléti pulled level on the stroke of half-time, via a sumptuous Antoine Griezmann free-kick. Despite a spirited second half, neither side was able to secure a winner.
Speaking after the match, via the club's official website, Simeone lauded Koke's performance, claiming: "
Koke certainly had an impressive afternoon, winning seven tackles throughout the course of the match. In a particularly spicy match, the Spain international kept a cool head, while seven of his teammates were cautioned by the referee.
The 26-year-old has been with Atléti for his entire career to date, proving an invaluable asset given his ability to play across the midfield.
Discussing the performance overall, Simeone said: "