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Diego Costa in ‘fantastic form’ for Madrid derby: Simeone

first_imgSpain great Iker Casillas: Wrong to award Ballon d’Or to Cristiano Ronaldo Diego Simeone has pledged his full support to Diego Costa, despite the Atletico Madrid striker’s La Liga drought ahead of tonight’s derby against Real Madrid. Costa scored twice against Real as Atletico lifted the European Super Cup in August and, going further back, he hit the winner at the Santiago Bernabeu in 2013, before leaving to join Chelsea. He has struggled for goals this season, however, managing only one in the Champions League against Monaco while in La Liga he has not found the net since February, a run that includes 15 matches.Related News Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane praises record Rodrygo! Wales recall unfit Gareth Bale for crucial Euro 2020 qualifiers “I see him being in fantastic form and for me, in the first half the other day (against Huesca), he was above everyone else, he played very well,” Simeone said. “He was involved in our first goal with an assist and was always always moving and causing problems. Physically, he is strong and against Madrid, I expect him to have a great game.” Catch up on all the latest sports news and updates here. Also download the new mid-day Android and iOS apps to get latest updates This story has been sourced from a third party syndicated feed, agencies. Mid-day accepts no responsibility or liability for its dependability, trustworthiness, reliability and data of the text. Mid-day management/mid-day.com reserves the sole right to alter, delete or remove (without notice) the content in its absolute discretion for any reason whatsoeverlast_img read more