Diego Costa has credited hard work with Atletico Madrid’s win over Milan in the Champions League.

Costa scored the game’s only goal in the 83rd minute to give Atleti an away victory, despite Milan having much of the tie.

But he told reporters after the final whistle that staying strong in the face of Milan’s attacks was something Atleti knew they would have to do.

“We knew we’d have to withstand pressure and be decisive in our moment,” the forward said.

“Our best virtue is the bond of the team. We knew that with hard work we could get a result.”

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