Diego Costa has finally spoken since his contract with Atletico Madrid was terminated by mutual consent.
Costa said it had been the simplest moment for him and Atletico Madrid to part ways, adding that he has given his best to the La Liga giants.
NAIJASET recalls that Atletico Madrid on Tuesday announced that they had terminated Costa’s contract after mutual consent before the January transfer window.
Reacting in an Instagram post on Wednesday, Costa wrote: “Well people … Athletics … Today, with sadness but at an equivalent time happy, I come to mention goodbye to all or any Atleti fans, to all or any my people. Sad for not having the ability to become more a part of this family, being within the day today, but happy to possess been a part of it, of this great club “, begins the letter published on his social networks, alongside several photos of his time at Atlético.
“Here, I even have lived difficult moments, from which I even have always gotten up because of the assistance of doctors, physios and recuperators, and my colleagues. And happy moments that are already in my memory and everybody. But I would like to inform you that I’m happy to possess been ready to make history and put my little name therein of this great club. Something that I always wanted but never came to imagine that would happen, “added the Spanish-Brazilian striker, who played 251 games, scored 83 goals and won five Rojiblanco titles.
“I want to thank all Atlético, but I feel my time has come which for both the club and me it had been the simplest thing that would happen. I feel it’s the simplest time for both. and therefore, therefore, the best thanks for helping this team and the club. I even have given my best or, at least, I always tried to offer my best for this club and this shirt, “he said.
“I want to thank my teammates, the doctors, the physios, and recuperators … they need been my family. I also want to thank the coaching staff. and therefore the fans … just THANKS, THANKS, AND THANKS. it had been always an encouragement. They were always, and always are going to be a motivation. the best THING HAS THIS CLUB.”
Costa rejoined Atletico Madrid for a 3rd spell from Chelsea for £54million during the 2017/18 season.