Atletico Madrid re-sign Diego Costa from Chelsea — Official

Diego Costa

Diego Costa

Torres, now playing for Los Colchoneros, struggled to match his exceptional Liverpool form when signing for Chelsea back in 2011.

"Don't tell Conte, but you can write that it's pointless".

He has coached his team in that same style, so fiercely determined to win. There was no way he could stay at Chelsea, given the events of the summer and the sooner he went, the better.

The 28-year-old faces several months of intense training as his new boss Diego Simeone prepares to whip him into shape.Costa has been back in Brazil training alone after refusing to return to Stamford Bridge for pre-season and saying he had been "treated like a criminal".

Antonio Conte faced the media before Chelsea play Atletico Madrid on Wednesday night at the Wanda Metropolitano. For the first time he is having a great chance to start and have responsibility. "I think sometimes we bypass Aguero like he didn't happen".

"It's important to play this type of game against one of the best teams in the Champions League to understand where we are".

The Belgium international is yet to start a match in the Premier League for the Blues this seaason after recovering from a broken ankle he sustained on international duty this summer. "He is totally fit and in contention for tomorrow's game". I think now he's involved totally in our style of football, in our idea.

"Atletico is a very good team with great Champions League experience, with a quality team and coach".

Diego Simeone's side are banned from registering new players until the new year, but the Argentinian will have Costa at his disposal from January.

"For Harry Kane, last season was short in the Champions League". "They're intense, have a good balance, work hard as a team to defend and they know what their jobs are".

"He will get a different one (reception) from me". Alvaro played a lot of games against Atletico. "He's almost ready to play but if I make this decision it will be because I'm comfortable with it", the Italian added.

The Spanish midfielder told Marca, ahead of a Champions League clash with Atletico on Wednesday September 27: "It is a shame for him more than anyone". We must be pleased and satisfied.

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