Atlético Madrid striker Diego Costa has joked that he is excited about being part of the most aggressive strike partnership in history alongside Luis Suárez.
Suárez was brought on in Costa’s place for the final 20 minutes of Atlético’s win over Granada on Sunday, and before the full-time whistle was blown, he had bagged two goals and an assist in a 6-1 victory.
Fans are yet to see Suárez play alongside Costa, but the Spaniard joked that he believes Suárez will complement his game… for all the wrong reasons.
“It’s a really good partnership, one bites and the other fights,” he joked to Movistar (via Marca).
On a more serious note, he added: “We have a player like Luis who luckily has left Barcelona, I don’t know how a team like that lets him out, in the end for us it’s very good, he gives us a lot with his goals and inside the dressing room for his warrior spirit, his desire to win and obtain titles.”
Suárez was asked about Costa’s comments about his exit during his own post-match interview, in which he gave a cryptic response about his exit from Barcelona.
“I needed to change, there are moments, situations – there comes a time when the team needed to change,” he said.
“Sometimes it is important to change for a player. I come to a club that has given me a spectacular welcome, it shows in the atmosphere, you get a good impression from the beginning and you can see that on the pitch.
“I’m very happy for the debut and more than happy to get the three points in the league debut. Every time you make your debut and help the team with goals, you will be happy and content, but this will be seen in the future, because the season is long.”
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