Radamel Falcao has opened the door for a sensational return to Atletico Madrid in the future following Wednesday’s Champions League showdown
The Colombian striker came on as a 55th-minute substitute for AS Monaco but was unable to help them come back from two goals down against his old club.
With seven minutes of playing time left, Falcao then missed a penalty which ultimately ended Monaco’s hopes of launching a late comeback at the Wanda Metropolitano.
Speaking afterwards, Falcao hinted that the Atletico supporters have not have seen the last of him yet with his current deal at Monaco expiring in June 2020.
“We never know in the future,” said Falcao, according to Fox Sports.
“Obviously, Atletico Madrid will always be in my heart. I don’t know, maybe once my contract at Monaco finished, I don’t know what will happen. I am always supporting Atletico Madrid.”
As what it was like going up against his old club, Falcao said: “Mixed feelings, a great welcome of the fans, lovely as usual.
“But we have to turn the page because we have a final at home next Saturday [against Montpellier].”
The 32-year-old was presented with a framed photograph prior to kick-off.
“I am always grateful and happy,” added Falcao.
“Not just for the trophies or goals, but the people were really thankful for the effort and the engagement.
“That’s something I identify with. They are the values of this club. I am so thankful and I will keep this souvenir forever.”
Falcao managed 70 goals and nine assists in 91 appearances for Atletico between 2011 to 2013.
He won the Europa League, UEFA Super Cup and Copa del Rey in his time at the club.
🐅🇨🇴 Thank you, Radamel!
— Atlético de Madrid (@atletienglish) November 28, 2018