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28 Oct 2019, 18:02 IST
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Alvaro Morata (L) with Diego Costa

Diego Simeone says Diego Costa is comfortable to see Alvaro Morata has discovered type for Atletico Madrid regardless of dropping his personal place within the beginning line-up.

Morata got here off the bench to attain the one purpose of the sport within the 1-Zero Champions League win over Bayer Leverkusen on Tuesday after which received the second in Saturday’s 2-Zero LaLiga defeat of Athletic Bilbao.

Whereas Morata is seemingly rising in confidence, Costa seems to be struggling for significant minutes in 2019-20.

The 31-year-old has scored solely as soon as from open play this season and was relegated to the position of substitute for the weekend recreation on the Wanda Metropolitano.

Simeone, although, has dismissed any suggestion Costa is feeling resentment or frustration at Morata’s contrasting type.

“He appears to be like comfortable that Morata has scored and that he has that consistency in entrance of purpose,” the Atleti boss informed a information convention on Monday. “They’re good team-mates and associates. We preserve working with Costa and everybody.

“It is regular for strikers to be fearful the place objectives are coming from. Everybody exhibits the character they’ve on the skin.

“As occurs with strikers, [Morata] is far freer, looser because of his play.”

Atletico can transfer prime of the desk with a win at Deportivo Alaves on Tuesday, at the least till Barcelona play Actual Sociedad a couple of hours later.

With the Clasico having been postponed final weekend, promoted Granada took the possibility to go prime after 10 matches by beating Actual Betis 1-0.

Simeone thinks the balanced league desk at this stage of the season exhibits how LaLiga groups have begun to enhance defensively.

“The numbers from the primary 10 matches converse for themselves. Nothing else must be mentioned,” he added.

“There are superb coaches. In Spain, there have all the time been good footballers for the related approach of taking part in and groups have acquired qualities to change into higher defensively. We see that in a variety of groups.”