Simeone, the club and a large part of the fans still believe that Diego Costa has big nights left like rojiblanco. Although not with the regularity of the brand new 2013-14, but he is still a forward with intimidation capacity for the rivals. The 2019 preseason showed a much improved Costa compared to the previous year. It was not only the great night against Real Madrid, with his four goals, but already from training and in other matches. A finer Diego, more plugged in, hungrier and with a goal and that sponsored João Félix to make it easier for them to adapt to the group. Y Costa banded himself to get to Atlético-Liverpool, the first leg, and he did it. He was discharged just for that date, and when he entered the second half, the Metropolitan Wanda once again erupted. The coaching staff and the dressing room value that contagion effect the forward has. He is the first to put a good mood in training, but also the leader when it comes to battle. So, He started at Anfield, had a chance in 10 seconds and little else until he was replaced between fuss. Now, a new break, this global one. Upon his return, Diego Costa faces a new challenge, perhaps the last, to demonstrate that he still has much to say. The team needs its best version … A year ago, Diego Costa was still lamenting his expulsion at the Camp Nou two days before. That red one brought him an eight-game punishment, saying goodbye to the season. And in this, between injuries and droughts, nor was it the Costa that was intuited, especially for what was taught in the New Jersey summer derby. The balance of the last 366 days shows a rather gray year for the striker: he has only played 19 games, with 1,192 minutes and two official goals. For the return to competition, Costa has the challenge of convincing that his best version is not as far as his recent numbers suggest. Lagarto’s started the official course with a muscle injury (and still dragging the final part of the sanction), but then it was indisputable for Simeone. With everything, he only scored against Mallorca and Valencia in the 15 games he played until, again, he had to brake, this time for a cervical disc herniation. To the operating room and to think about the eighth of Champions, about three months of leave and rehabilitation.