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Atletico Madrid 'warrior' Costa compatible with new arrival Morata - Simeone

Atletico Madrid forward Diego Costa will undergo a foot operation
Diego Costa is set to return for Atletico Madrid at the weekend after more than two months on the sidelines.

Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone has welcomed back "warrior" Diego Costa after the striker was cleared to play on Friday after more than two months out with a foot injury, giving his stumbling side a huge boost at a crucial stage of the season.

The Atleti boss also said he thinks Costa and new arrival Alvaro Morata are compatible if deployed together in the right way.

"Costa is a beast, he's raring to go, he's ambitious and as everyone knows, he's a warrior," Simeone told a news conference.


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Atletico Madrid announced on Monday that forward Diego Costa will undergo surgery this week to resolve problem in his left foot.

The Spain international has struggled with pain on his foot since he hobbled off during a 3-2 win over Athletic Bilbao on Nov. 11 and will go under the knife on Wednesday in Brazil.

"Having evaluated different options, a decision has been taken for the operation to be carried out in Brazil, under the supervision of Atletico Madrid's medical team," a club statement read....

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Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone says he hopes to have Diego Costa back fit again to start their top-of-the-table Champions League clash at Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday, as his strength and energy lift everyone around the team.

Former Chelsea striker Costa scored in Atletico's opening-game win away at Monaco and set up a goal in the 3-1 victory at home to Club Brugge, was then sidelined since hurting his hamstring against the latter on Oct. 3, but has travelled to Germany ahead of the return...

Atletico Madrid's Diego Costa to miss time with hamstring injury

Atletico Madrid forward Diego Costa faces at least two weeks out with a hamstring injury sustained during the 3-1 win over Club Brugge in the Champions League on Wednesday.

"Diego Costa, who was substituted in the 69th minute against [Club Brugge], underwent a scan on Friday to find out the extent of the injury," said a statement from Atletico.

"The report given by the club's medical service says he has suffered an injury in his left hamstring. His time out will be determined by how the injury evolves."