Although Atletico Madrid have been the suspect of injuries as Sergio Aguero and Diego Forlan continue to battle to get back into fitness, replacement Diego Costa is still confident that Los Colchoneros can secure a top 4 finish. With the young striker hoping that his side can make a return to the Champions League, Costa can have a helping hand in getting his club into the top 4.
As Costa has enjoys his time being part of the starting squad, he went on to say the following to AS:
“If we continue forward, we have everything we need to be in the top four, because the team is now fine, Forlan has started to play well, and the team feels good at the moment. We know that Espanyol are a good team, which are enjoying a good time, and we know the importance of the match. We have a responsibility to win and we will go out to do so. They are currently in fourth place because they deserve it.”
Currently riding 6th place in the standings, Atletico Madrid still have time to make a run for 4th place. Only 2 points behind Espanyol, both sides will meet at the Vicente Calderon. This is a chance for Los Colchoneros to edge their way to the top 4 but it will be no easy match for the Spanish club.
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