‘One bites the other kicks’

Diego Costa talked up the probable of Atletico Madrid now that the club have him and Luis Suarez on the guides.

Talking just after a 6-1 gain versus Granada in La Liga, a match in which Costa scored the opener before remaining changed by Suarez on the 71st moment with the rating 3-, he stated: “It truly is terrific. One particular bites and the other kicks.”

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Suarez came on for his Atletico debut and scored two and established up one more.

The Uruguay intercontinental moved to Atletico from Barcelona final 7 days on a no cost transfer, though Barca could make up to €6 million on the shift centered on a quantity of efficiency-linked variables.

Costa was referencing his status as a feisty participant who would normally get in tangles with opposition defences.

Meanwhile, Suarez is notorious for biting PSV Eindhoven midfielder Otman Bakkal even though with Ajax in 2010. He committed very similar offences when he little bit Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic for the duration of his time as a Liverpool player in 2013 and Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini even though taking part in for Uruguay at the 2014 Entire world Cup.

Costa additional that he could scarcely believe that his side’s luck in landing Suarez, who scored 198 goals in six seasons with Barca but was deemed surplus to demands by new coach Ronald Koeman.

“We are incredibly fortunate to have Luis, I do not fully grasp how Barca could have permit him depart,” Costa stated.

“He’s likely to enable us with loads of goals as effectively as his warrior spirit and his starvation to acquire trophies. I hope he can support us earn a further trophy for our fans, but we need to just take each individual video game as it comes.”

Suarez included of his debut: “I am very pleased, initially with my official debut and, 2nd with the victory which is what we required.

“I’m very pleased. I am delighted simply because when I arrived on ended up previously in regulate and it was great to delight in participating in in this sort of a fantastic stadium and with terrific gamers.

“I consider that what is important and provides you self-assurance is how the staff welcomes you. This is elementary and very critical. This is what I felt below in the sport. I want to thank anyone for the support — this will be very important in serving to us achieve our ambitions this time.”

Information and facts from Reuters was utilised in this report.