Barred by strong competition, Diego Costa terminated his contract with Atletico Madrid. If Diego Simeone greeted the Hispano-Brazilian striker, he was no longer really in the smell of sanctity in the Spanish capital.
Diego Costa is no longer an Atletico player.
We talked about his personal problems and the club wanted to help him without harming his own interests. We feel better now that we have solved the problem. We want to thank him. Diego gave everything for us as a player and as a human.
A few minutes after the announcement of the departure of Diego Costa, who terminated his contract with Atletico Madrid, Diego Simeone paid him a fine tribute. While personal problems have been mentioned to explain the hasty departure of the attacker, the reality would be very different.
According to radio Onda Cero, the former Chelsea striker was clearly no longer in the scent of sanctity. to such an extent that it was considered to be an element that had become toxic to the colchonero locker room. Victim of an injury to the left thigh and then a deep phlbitis to the right leg, Diego Costa could not hide his frustration, he who had to face a formidable competition with Luis Suarez and Joao Flix. Worse yet, his questionable demeanor nearly sparked a scuffle with El Cholo’s deputy, Nelson Vivas. An untenable situation which pushed the Rojiblancos leaders to open the door to him without the slightest consideration.
Performance at half mast
It must be said that Atletico ultimately does not lose much with the premature departure of the 32-year-old striker, whose contract expired next June. Because since his return to the capital of the Kingdom in winter 2018, Diego Costa was no more than a shadow of himself. In three years, he has played only 81 games, with just 19 goals scored. A very disappointing total for a player in the strength of his age who had found the net 36 times in 51 outings in the 2013-2014 season alone, the one that preceded his departure for the Blues. The three worst years of his career in terms of statistics …
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