Spanish striker Diego Costa surprised journalists with his comments about his new partnership in Atletico Madrid’s offensive line with Uruguayan Luis Suarez.
After a broad victory for Atletico Madrid, 6-1 against Granada, in a match in which Costa scored a goal and Suarez scored twice, the Spanish striker described his colleague Suarez as a “member”, according to the newspaper “AS”.
“We are a very good pair,” said Costa, “one of us kicking and the other biting,” a sarcastic reference to his roughness in play and the famous biting incidents of Luis Suarez during his career. Suarez sparked controversy more than once, because he was bitten by the opponent’s defenders, the Italian Giorgio Chiellini and the Serbian Branislav Ivanovic.
Suarez is sometimes nicknamed “the bite” because of the two famous incidents, while Costa is known for his toughness and twisting methods with opponents, including hitting, kicking and acting.
Costa praised the presence of Suarez in his team, saying: “Suarez will give us a lot with his goals, his high fighting spirit in the changing room and his great desire to achieve victories and titles.”
He criticized Barcelona: “We are fortunate that he left Barcelona. I don’t know how a team like Barcelona would let Suarez go.”