Marseille may be considered to be at something of an advantage with the game taking place in Lyon, but Atletico’s stars, including Antoine Griezmann and Diego Costa, are certainly fired up for the showpiece event.
The Atletico squad looked in determined mood as they were put through their paces at the Stade de Lyon.
Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann looked determined in training on Tuesday
Griezmann will be aiming to make a major impact in the Europa League final against Marseille
Striker Diego Costa could also be a key figure in the eagerly-anticipated final in Lyon
The La Liga side will, however, again be without manager Diego Simeone, who is still serving a touchline ban after he was dismissed in the first leg against Arsenal.
Speaking in his pre-match press conference, Simeone said: ‘I wasn’t on the sidelines for the Arsenal game and it’s the same tomorrow.
‘I’m sad not to be able to be on the sidelines, but I have full confidence in (assistant) German Burgos. We think the same and have worked together for so long.’
Atletico will be full of confidence having managed to overcome Arsenal in a tricky semi-final tie to reach this stage.
In the reliable Jan Oblak, Atletico can call upon one of the standout goalkeepers in European football and the 25-year-old could well have a major part to play against Lyon.
Atletico goalkeeper Jan Oblak has produced some superb saves throughout the tournament
Former Chelsea striker Costa has scored twice in four Europa League games this season
Griezmann controls the ball in training as he prepares for the game
This season Griezmann has scored four goals and provided four assists in the Europa League
Simeone is very wary of the threat that Marseille will provide against his side.
He said: ‘Experience is a little thing that can help but it’s not going to have too much influence.
‘We’ll be excited, up for it, but also tense. We need to take the game where we want it and do damage where we can.’
‘They’ve had a great season, at home and on the continent.
‘We’re two similar sides. They’ve maybe not been together as long as we have but they’re just as enthusiastic and work hard. It’ll be a great final.’
Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone will continue to serve a touchline ban for the final
Simeone’s assistant German Burgos will again be on the touchline on Wednesday
Atletico are currently in second place in La Liga, three points ahead of third-placed Real Madrid with one round of fixtures remaining.
All their focus, however, is on the Europa League as they aim to conclude the campaign with some silverware.
With the quality of players that they possess, Atletico will certainly be hopeful of prevailing.