Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone has launched powerful defence of his under fire striker Diego Costa.
Costa came on as a half time replacement for Thomas Lemar in the weekend La Liga 1-1 draw at Sevilla, however the Spanish international saw his bad luck so far this season continue, as he had a goal disallowed and missed a penalty.
The former Chelsea forward has scored just twice in 13 appearances in all competition in 2019-20, and his confidence looks to be dropping by the game.
Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone is facing injury concerns ahead of their midweek trip to Bayer Leverkusen in the Champions League.
The Argentine coach confirmed that he could potentially have new injury concerns following their 1-1 draw at Sevilla in La Liga this weekend, with Kieran Trippier and Thomas Lemar both withdrawn at half time.
Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone has labelled goal keeper Jan Oblak as the world's best following his display in the 2-0 win over Athletic Bilbao.
The Slovenian international kept his ninth clean sheet from 13 games in all competitions so far this season, in the win over Gaizka Garitano's side at the Wanda Metropolitano.
He has consistently been recognised as La Liga's best keeper, with four successive La Liga Best Goalkeeper and Zamora Trophy awards from 2014 to 2018, but his manager is confident there is no better keeper in world football.
Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone has praised the club's fans as the best in world football.
The Argentinean manager was speaking following their 2-0 win at home to Athletic Bilbao, which sees Los Rojiblancos move up to second in the La Liga table.
"It was a big win, and we have played in three tremendous matches of tonight, and against Bayer Leverkusen in the Champions League and Valencia.
"And the fans were extraordinary again.
"We have had 180,000 people here for three games.
Diego Simeone praised the passion of his Atletico Madrid side after they edged out Bayer Leverkusen on Tuesday.
Alvaro Morata’s second half pressure eased the pressure on Los Rojiblancos and put them on the brink of qualification for the last 16 of the competition.
Both Atleti and Juventus now have seven points from their opening three rounds of action and are both within touching distance of securing qualification.
Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone has confirmed he will be without three first team players for today's clash with Valencia.
Los Rojiblancos welcome Albert Celedas' side to the Estadio Metropolitano, on the back of a six game unbeaten run in all competitions.
However they will be without Vitolo, Stefan Savic and Ivan Saponjic for the game, with Simeone confirming that Spanish international Vitolo could return for their midweek Champions League game with Bayer Leverkusen.
Atletico Madrid have hit out at Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos following their 0-0 derby draw at the Wanda Metropolitano.
The Spanish international appeared to insult the assistant referee during the first half, with Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone reacting angrily to referee Jose Luis Gonzalez's lack of action.
Gonzalez spoke with Simeone in the immediate aftermath of the flash point, however he opted not to issues a card to the 33-year old defender
Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone believes Real Madrid ‘have improved a lot’ as he prepares his side for Saturday’s Madrid derby.
Los Blancos have had an impressive week following wins to nil against both Sevilla and Osasuna to propel them to the top of La Liga.
Zinedine Zidane’s side are now unbeaten through their opening six matches in the league and sit one point ahead of Los Rojiblancos going into Saturday’s clash at the Wanda Metropolitano.