Atletico Madrid head coach, Diego Simeone has revealed that their star striker, Diego Costa, will miss their Europa League semi-final first leg clash with Arsenal.
Atletico Madrid will travel to the Emirates on Thursday on the eve of Arsene Wenger’s announcement that he will depart from the club at the end of the season after leading the London side for 22 years.
The Spanish international, Diego Costa, has been very effective for Atletico since his return to the club. But for Atletico fans, all is not lost, as French international, Antoine Griezmann is fit and will be featuring for the Madrid side during the clash.
“The doctors will inform us but I think it won’t be possible for him to be ready for Thursday’s game,” said Simeone.
“He will be [available] for sure in the return leg, but I think he has no chance to be [fit] for the first leg game.”
Atletico will be hoping to claim their third Europa League crown after winning the tournament during the 2009-10 and 2011-12 seasons.