Simeone: Diego Costa is not an Atletico player
Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone insists Diego Costa is in a very clear situation regarding his transfer.
Costa confirmed if Atletico is the only club he wants to defend, after helping them win La Liga in the 2013-2014 season.
The Spaniard admitted to the media that the Premier League champions had asked him to leave, urging Atletico to show his efforts so they got his autograph.
Simeone does not want to discuss the story any further, coupled with a ban imposed by FIFA for the club not to register any players until January next.
Speaking ahead of his team’s opening game with Girona, Simeone stated: “I have a very clear idea, as I said before. Diego Costa is not an Atletico player.
“The only thing I’m worried about is the match in Girona. We are very dependent on three points. ”
Despite not being able to add one to his squad to enter the new season – Vitolo has joined Atletico from Sevilla but will be on loan at Las Palmas for half a season – Simeone is happy with the hard work the club has done by defending the names The star.
Antoine Griezmann decided his commitment to stay in madrid, was rumored to be joining Manchester United, while midfielder Saul Niguez signed a contract with the club for nine seasons.
“The club has put in a great effort to keep its key players very dizzy for us,” he told the media.
“It’s clear that keeping these players shows the club is already showing real work. The players can make a difference in La Liga and they play for Atletico.
“After that we tried to maximize all the abilities on the field. I can repeat that some people can judge our punishment as a weakness, but we are trying to see the positive side, because we know each other better and we know what we are after and what we have strived for so far. “