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The Atletico Madrid coach said his team leaves no stone unturned to sign the Chelsea attacker In their squad, but now they are doing great without him.
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The Argentine coach said that their new striker Kevin Gamiero is playing scintillating football for his team and that softened the blow of failing the secure of Chelsea superstar Diego Costa.
In the beginning of the season the Atletico Madrid tried to sign their former player from Chelsea but he remains with the Blues for this season and he helped them this season to climb the top of the EPL table.
But this season the Spanish giants Atletcio Madrid side brought the France international from Sevilla and he has repaid his faith to the Argentine coach by scoring 14 goals for them so far.
Simeone said: "For me it is what I imagined from him, he has 14 goals and I expect even more,"
"I think he has been better in games than just his goals because he has 15 assists. He gives us speed, keeps the ball, has good interplay and works well with [Antoine] Griezmann.
"It gives us a chance to attack with Gameiro-Griezmann and teams know they cannot leave space."
And questioned asked to the Atletico Madrid boss Diego costa’s import would help their side
The Atletico Madrid head coach said: "It could have been something better, or worse.
"He's doing great at Chelsea and he's probably a key to what's happening to the team.
"Atletico tried everything to sign Costa, but in England there is no cancellation clause. Diego did his best to come.
"We were always transparent with Gameiro in relation to Costa. He knows he was the first choice if Costa did not arrive."