Updated:12/30/2020 14: 56h
Diego Costacloses his chapter with Atlético de Madrid with a message to the fans through social networks. The substitution that he has acquired in recent times after the arrival of Luis Suárez pushed the Brazilian to ask for the exit letter.
«Well People … Athletics … today, with sadness, but at the same time happy, I come to say goodbye to all the Atleti fans, to all my people. Sad for not being able to become more part of this family, being in the day to day, but happy to have been part of it, of this great club. Here I have lived difficult moments, from which I have always gotten up thanks to the help of doctors, physios and recuperators and of my colleagues. And happy moments that are already in my memory and in everyone’s. But I want to tell you that I feel happy to have been able to make history and put my little name in that of this great club. Something that I always wanted but never imagined that it could happen ”, the player begins the message.
And he explains his departure: «I want to thank all the Atléticos, but I think my time has come and that both for me and for the club, it was the best thing that could happen. I think it’s the best time for both of us, and the best way to help this team and the club. I have done my best, or at least, I always tried to do my best for this club and this shirt ».
He says goodbye, thanking the support of those who have helped him to be one of the leaders of the club: «I want to thank my teammates, the doctors, the physios and recuperators … they have been my family. I also want to thank the Technical Corps.
And to the fans … just THANKS. THANK YOU and THANK YOU. It was always an encouragement. They were always, and always will be, a motivation. THE GREATEST THING HAS THIS CLUB. I had a dream … I saw how all the fans shouted the name of the great players who have worn this shirt, and dreamed, and believed, and encouraged me to work to one day deserve to be called out my name too. Now I remember moments in which the Calderón first, and the Wanda later, have shouted my name, and I want to tell you that they are unique moments for me. Much more than titles, because affection, the human, will always be the most important thing for me. So … THANK YOU VERY MUCH FANS.
I don’t want to say what everyone says when they leave a club. That of which I will be one more. No. I showed it on the field, I showed it in every game … I’M ALREADY FROM ATLETI. Now, with great enthusiasm, strength, desire and passion for what comes next, the next challenge. ATHLETICS … THANK YOU … I LOVE YOU ».