Atlético de Madrid manager Diego Simeone hails ‘excellent’ Diego Costa
Diego Simeone has hailed the contribution of forward Diego Costa in Atlético de Madrid’s 3-0 win at Austria Wien.
The 25 year-old netted twice - his first Champions League strikes. The Brazilian now has 12 goals in ten appearances this season.
After the game, Simeone was eager to note how vital Costa has become to his side.
“Diego Costa was unbelievable today, he had an excellent game, scored two goals and showed how important he is for the team,” he told uefa.com.
The Argentinian also praised the partnership between Costa and Raúl García, who scored the opener.
“It was a very good first half from us in how we interpreted the way we had to control the game and its rhythm,” he continued. “Positioning Raúl [García] behind Diego Costa gave us a lot. Our full-backs were also excellent. We cannot afford to move away from this game-by-game mentality.”
Atlético are top of Group G with nine points after three rounds. They can confirm qualification with another victory against Austria Wien on November 6.