Diego Simeone to Diego Costa: It’s important to keep working
Atlético de Madrid manager Diego Simeone insists Diego Costa must keep working hard and remain focused.
The Argentinian also insists his forward is ignoring speculation surrounding his international future.
“All we are concerned about is Espanyol,” insisted Simeone, as reported by AS. “What others are talking about is part of football. When things are going well – which they are right now for him, it’s important to keep working so that they continue to go well.
“That’s all that counts. I am sure that he is paying no attention to what is being written in the newspapers or what others are saying about him.
“He’s working well and he needs to continue that way because this is only the start of the campaign and we’ve got a long road ahead.”
Costa is at the centre of a tug of war between Brazil and Spain. Both nations are eager to secure his services. The 25 year-old is expected to make a definitive decision next month, when both have international friendlies.