The front, weighed down by the pains don't return until February, so Simeone will have to find a solution between Kalinic, Strap and Gelson
Chronic: Atletico is not to leave
Diego Costa played in Girona in their last minutes of a complicated 2018. The front of the hispano-brazilian will operate in Brazil of the problems in the left foot that you have been hampered in recent games, and has even been forced to stop on more than one occasion. In 2006, he had to be operated of the fifth metatarsal of the same foot. The intervention will be supervised by the medical services of the club, as said Atletico in a statement. Costa will be sidelined for around two months, so his return to the team will coincide with the return of his team to the Champions league, because in the most decisive of the season.
Costa said that it operates to "be well", because "it was not to be playing well all day," he said before departing for Sao Paulo together with Óscar Celada, a doctor at the club. "The fans know what I want and I'm going there to be good," said the attacker to the media upon arrival at the airport Adolfo Suarez Barajas airport, where he wanted to win titles this season with the rojiblanco team.
"The truth is that it is not okay, but it left the soul in every play," admitted Simeone in Girona, after seeing his front emptied during the 90 minutes he was struggling. And although Diego Costa not scored in Montilivi, it was almost as if she had done it. Your party after you see how Ramalho you did the work, to finish off in his own goal, and his gestures to the public, and also towards Iraizoz, were at the height of any of the four goals he has scored this season (One League, one Champions league and two in the European Super cup).
.@diegocosta will be involved in Brazil this week due to the discomfort that he suffers in the left foot? Atlético de Madrid (@Atleti) December 3, 2018
"That grip and that bad milk to chase balls and with the rivals to give us life. It is a beast and makes us a well-incredible", explained Luke. Costa, who was unable to play against Monaco, complained a few times of pain in the foot that accompany him since last Saturday, after scoring his only league goal against Barcelona. However, such pain he was not arrested at the time of clicking the pass great Strap that came out the both of the tie. It was not his, but it seemed to.
The Montilivi was his last game of a different year that started the cold night of January 3 in Lleida, during the first leg of the knockout Cup, and concluded on Sunday in Girona. Premiered ticking away and with a prick of the ball great, being featured in the tie. In these 11 months, your balance goal scorer has been quite discrete: four goals in the League, two in the Europa League, two in Cup, two in the European Super cup, their night more tremendous since his return, and one in the Champions league, at the premiere in Monaco this season. In total, 11 goals in 38 games.
Without him, Simeone will have to look for solutions. Nikola Kalinic, signed specifically for those days in which Costa was not, but without any prominence until the date. Gelson Martins, who already know what it is to play at the tip. Or even Angel Correa, who already played next to Griezmann in the final match of the Champions league, against Monaco.
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