Falcao ready to rekindle old flame

Prolific striker Falcao discusses his love affair with the UEFA Europa League, the hunger for more success at Club Atlético de Madrid and the influence of coach Diego Simeone.

As Club Atlético de Madrid prepare to begin their UEFA Europa League title defence away to Hapoel Tel-Aviv FC in Group B on Thursday, forward Falcao has been discussing his love affair with the competition.

The Colombian international has scored 30 goals in 31 UEFA Europa League games over the last two campaigns – lifting the trophy with FC Porto and Atlético and collecting the top scorer award both times. In a session with UEFA.com in which the 26-year-old also answered users' questions sent via Twitter using #AskFalcao, Falcao chats about the hunger for glory in the Spanish capital, the influence of coach Diego Simeone and what underpins his success in front of goal.

Click on the video above to watch the full interview.