Diego Costa runs out of credit

Posted Friday, October 25, 2019 by Marca.com

Diego Costa runs out of credit

There aren't many players Diego Simeone trusts more than Diego Costa.

El Cholo is a huge supporter of the Brazilian-born striker and one of his biggest backers both inside and outside Atletico Madrid.

However, it's clear that Costa isn't enjoying his best moment.

Two goals and two assists are numbers that you don't expect from a forward of his quality and his lack of form is putting seeds of doubt in his boss's head.

Simeone is considering dropping Costa for the visit of Athletic Club to the Wanda Metropolitano on Saturday, with Angel Correa ready to replace him in the starting line-up.

The Argentine partnered Alvaro Morata in attack during training on Wednesday, which suggests that he will start at the weekend.

Jan Oblak will continue in goal with Kieran Trippier, Felipe, Mario Hermoso and Renan Lodi expected to form the back four.

Koke and Thomas Partey are likely to play in central midfield with Saul and Thomas Lemar on the wings.

Arias doesn't train

Santiago Arias was given permission by Atletico not to train with his teammates on Wednesday due to personal reasons.

He could join an absentee list which already includes Stefan Savic, Jose Gimenez and Joao Felix.

Attention: Third parties may advertise their products and/or services on our website.7M does not warrant the accuracy, adequacy or completeness of their contents.
Your dealings with such third parties are solely between you and such third parties and we shall not be liable in any way for any loss or damage of any sort incurred by you.