The manager of the Spanish side, Atletico Madrid, Diego Simeone, has paid tribute to Diego Costa following the termination of his contract at the club on Tuesday.
The club in a statement on their website wrote, “Atlético de Madrid and Diego Costa have reached an agreement for the termination of the striker’s contract, which was to end on June 30, 2021.”
“The striker asked to leave the club for personal reasons a few days ago and on Tuesday signed the termination of his contract.”
Simeone while reacting to the development noted that he was grateful to Costa for giving Atletico Madrid his heart during his time at the La Liga giants.
“I am grateful to him [Diego Costa], like all the people who gave us their hearts.”
“Diego was one of them, as much from a sporting point of view as from a human point of view.”
“We have not seen each other for a few days because Diego did not come to train while he was negotiating.”
“Most importantly, we can hug each other when we see each other, celebrating our memories,” he said.