Simeone happy with attacking options

Atletico Madrid Coach Diego Simeone has hailed the competition for places in attack in his ranks after Wednesday’s Copa Del Rey triumph.

Los Rojiblancos breezed past third tier Lleida 7-0 on aggregate as new arrival Diego Costa once again played an important role in the side’s cohesive attack.

“It is fantastic for the club to have achieved such high competition for places,” Simeone told reporters after Tuesday’s victory over Lleida.

“I am happy and proud that we have top players such as Gameiro, Costa, Correa, Griezmann and Torres – it is a lot of quality.

“We try to manage this as best as possible to ensure we keep winning because the more we win, the more we score and the more we create.

“Costa is our most important signing in recent years – I have no doubt over that. His red card appeal? It does not depend on me.”

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