Atletico Madrid defender Jose Maria Gimenez said he is solely focused on the World Cup with Uruguay and a showdown against Egypt star Mohamed Salah in Russia amid question marks over his future. Gimenez has been linked with a move to neighbours and LaLiga rivals Real Madrid, who are reportedly ready to meet the 23-year-old's €60million release clause. However, Gimenez – a key member of Atletico's triumphant Europa League campaign – insisted the World Cup is the only thing on his mind following Uruguay's 3-0 win over 10-man Uzbekistan on Thursday. "I don't think on that," Gimenez told reporters when asked if he thought about leaving Atletico. "I'm thinking on playing a good tournament and to prepare myself well for it, and that's all. "I feel good. I had played a lot of minutes specially at the end of the season and that's always a plus for me, it gives me confidence. Physically I feel good, mentally I feel even better." Gimenez was on target in Montevideo as Uruguay played their final warm-up match before the World Cup. GRACIAS GRACIAS y GRACIAS. A todos los que nos acompañaron esta noche en el estadio y en sus casas por el gran apoyo VAMOS Uruguay @AUFOficial pic.twitter.com/IP8ruFiOmI — Luis Suarez (@LuisSuarez9) June 8, 2018 Luis Suarez doubled the lead from the penalty spot nine minutes into the second half after Giorgian De Arrascaeta opened the scoring just past the half-hour mark. Gimenez sealed the victory with a header 17 minutes from the end as Uruguay turned their attention to the country's Group A opener against Egypt on June 15. All eyes are on Salah and whether he will be fit in time for the clash following a shoulder injury sustained in Liverpool's 3-1 loss to Madrid in the Champions League final last month. Gimenez said: "I hope he goes there, because he wants to play this World Cup. Personally I like to play against the best players of the world and Salah is one of the best, so I hope he goes." "This is like every other cup we had played before. Of course we are going for the victory, but fear is a factor which plays a role there too," he added.