José Mendilibar Etxebarria
Barcelona were made to fight at 10-man Eibar, where Luis Suarez and Jordi Alba scored the goals and Fabian Orellana was sent off.
Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar were all on target as Barcelona beat Eibar 4-0 but Sergio Busquets suffered ankle ligament damage.
After a shaky end to 2016, the Atletico Madrid boss wants to see his players translate recent positive performances into league form.
After a record-breaking win on Thursday, Barcelona can take another step towards completing their La Liga title defence against Eibar.
After enjoying a relegation reprieve last season, Eibar kicked off the 2015-16 La Liga campaign under new management with a win at Granada.
Eibar will have a familiar face in the dugout next season after Jose Luis Mendilibar was announced as the successor to Gaizka Garitano.