Diego Costa moves away from Atleti

His numbers put him in the pillory: with 38% of the possible minutes, he has played 21 of 44 games. He has been invoiced his operation on the foot and injuries.


Diego Costa's numbers keep him away from Atlético. The rojiblanco forward was the star of the game against Barcelona, although this time in a negative way. His sad presence in the decisive clash of the championship acrecenta the doubts about his future in the entity madrileña. Diego Costa has had a gray year, between muscle injuries, operation on the left foot and penalties. Diego Costa missed the return leg of the Champions League knockout round in Turin because he had been reprimanded in the first leg played in the Metropolitan Wanda to get ahead on a barrier (he was also injured). And in Barcelona he was sent off before half an hour. In two decisive parties did not contribute much. In one was not and in another was self-expunged.

El Atlético has played 44 games this season (31 of LaLiga, four of the Cup, eight of Champions and one of European Supercup) and Diego Costa has played 21 (16 of LaLiga, four of Champions and one of Supercopa of Europe). He scored five goals (two in LaLiga, two in the European Supercup and one in the Champions League). He has given three assists, two in the league championship and one in the Champions League. He has played 1,530 minutes out of a total of 3,990. That is, 38.34 percent of the minutes played.

The Atlético striker started the season very well, having scored two goals against Real Madrid in the European Super Cup. He played the first seven league games, but a muscle injury left him out against Betis and Villarreal. He played against Real Sociedad on the tenth day, but he went back to injury and did not play against Leganés and against Borussia Dortmund in the Metropolitan Wanda. Diego Costa disputed the days twelve, thirteen and fourteen of the championship and the 5 of December was operated of a foot. He missed nine league games and returned against Rayo Vallecano on February 16. He played thirty minutes and Villarreal another thirty minutes, with the match between Juventus, where he played almost an hour of play. He missed the games against Real Sociedad and Leganés due to muscular problems. In Turin he was sanctioned, but he could not have played when injured. In March he followed his tonic of playing and injuring himself. He played the match in the Nuevo San Mamés and the first time in Vitoria, where he scored a great goal. But he was injured at the end of the first half and did not go out at halftime.

He lost again the game against Girona and reappeared against Barcelona, where he lasted 28 minutes. Simeone made a great defense of him a few days ago saying he has him. The player wants to stay, since he has made a great effort to be with his teammates in the decisive part of the season. In the club, out of doors, they assure that Cholo would love to have the trident next year (Morata, Costa and Diego Costa). But meanwhile, Berta tracks the market. Y from Italy it is still leaking that the big dream is Insigne, whose price would be around 60 million euros.

Diego Costa is 30 years old, will turn 31 in October and the general feeling is that he has already given his best moments in the Athletic. He has a contract until 2021 and what follows will depend on the possible offers that the Red-and-White club may have.



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