Football News: Argentine manager Diego Simeone singled out and accolades about the in from Diego Costa following his performance against Sporting C.P in last night’s Europa league.
Simeone accolades about the beast in Atletico Madrid.
Last night the Spanish giants Atletico Madrid ease past the Portuguese team by 2-0 goals at Wanda Metropolitano, thanks to Koke and flying Frenchman Antonio Griezmann.
The Spaniard Koke scored the quickest goal for the Spanish giants in their Europa league history, in the 22nd second he scored from a perfect ball set up by Diego Costa, and the Frenchman scored the second goal for Madrid In the latter part of the first half.
But the Atletico Madrid manager is impressed with the Spaniard’s performance against Sporting, who returned to them after his one year spell with Chelsea.
Simeone voiced: "This was his best game since he came back with us, he's a beast, he was running all the time, putting pressure on the opponent, breaking his mark,"
"He participated in both of the goals, played great with the team, a very good game, his best game since he came back."
The Atletico gaffer added: "Well the thing is that you can never take something for granted in these tournaments. We're used to seeing games in these kind of tournaments that should be calm but they're not because the teams are motivated and we saw that anything can happen in football. It's true that 2-0 is an important score but we need to play the second leg the same way we played here today.
"I think that goal a few seconds after kick-off was the result of our will to go for the win from the first second.
"We prepared in advance to put them under strong pressure and push them in their own half of the field. Because of our great pressure, we scored two goals, we always tried to bother them when they had the ball, that made it easier for us. We did a great collective job, I think one of the best jobs this season."
Though Atletico won the match comfortably against the Portuguese giants, still Griezmann stated: "I'm happy with the result, but we have to be on our toes because they're a tough team and we're going to have a difficult time in Lisbon."