He cannot play, he is not eligible, and he didn’t even travel to London with the Atletico Madrid squad, which was a Diego Simeone decision.
Diego Costa would absolutely love to be able to play at Stamford Bridge against Chelsea in a game the Rojiblancos are obliged to win, to keep their last hopes of making it to the last 16 of the Champions League alive, but… watching the game on TV is all he can do.
It is frustrating seeing him playing like an animal in training, but he can’t play
teammate Filipe Luis said, talking about his compatriot.
It’s just a month until he can play with us. He’ll help us a lot. I don’t have any doubts about it. He knows the club, he knows the way we play
the Brazilian defender told reporters, confident that Costa will make an immediate impact once Atletico’s transfer ban is over, and they can finally see him in action.
He has already adapted. I know it was difficult times for him and for Chelsea. Now everybody’s happy. We want to see him play and happy again. I think he came back to Atletico because Chelsea couldn’t keep him because it’s his desire. He really wanted to come back to Atletico. He was happy here. He did his job really well. His most important desire was to come back
Luis also said.