Diego Costa, Atletico Madrid's striker refused to train on Thursday after being told that his club will fine him for a verbal outburst in a recent defeat to Barcelona. A reliable source told live casino Malaysia that the Spain international player did not train and using "personal reasons" as his excuse. Atletico and Diego Costa's representatives did not respond to requests for comment.
Recently Diego Costa has been banned for eight La Liga games by the Spanish Football Federation for verbally abusing referee Jesus Gil Manzano when he was sent off during the 2-0 loss at The Catalans on April 6. Maybe 8 match is too much, but Diego Costa reported has been insulting Jesus Gil Manzano mother and the referee had enough.
Banned for 8 games meaning he will play no part for the rest of the season, and maybe he will be missed the early games on the next season. A source told that Diego Costa was to be fined for the club for the misdemeanor. And the ex Chelsea player reacted to the news is by refusing to train on Thursday despite being fully fit.
Diego Costa is known as a striker with bad temperament. Even though he had never really get massive punishment before, he was known as a player who often made a confrontation. And now, the striker's behavior was reprehensible and seriously damaging the club image, but Atletico's coach, Diego Simeone is quite forgiving.
Atletico's Manager Doesn't Judge A Player For One Incident
But after the incident, Diego Simeone told Goal.com in an interview that Diego Costa is an animal who can do things that make club suffer, just like what happened at the Camp Nou, when the club needs him at most. And the Argentine manager also points out that he doesn't judge a player for one incident. He said that he evaluates them for everything and there are many more positive than negative things about Diego Costa.
Losing Diego Costa for the rest of this season might be huge distress for Atletico Madrid since Diego Simeone always considered him as one of the most crucial players in his squad.
With only 5 games left on La Liga, Atletico Madrid is now 9 points behind Barcelona whose lead La Liga standing.