LIGA BBVA | JUANFRAN
"What's happening with Diego Costa is not good for anyone"
“Not for Spain, not for Brazil, not for Diego Costa and not for Scolari… We all have to calm down. When he feels the time is right, he will make his decision.”
Juanfran spoke at an event arranged by Coca Cola at the Cerro del Espino stadium, in Madrid. The Rojiblanco right-back discussed Atléti’s current situation and the Clásico. “For us it’s important to beat Betis. In the Clásico what will happen, will happen. May the best team win. We all like to see great matches and I hope it will be one of those. The result, whatever it is, will only suit us if we win, so first we have to get the three points.”
The Spain international insisted that losing top spot in La Liga had not affected their motivation: “The most important thing for me is being at the top in the final game. That would be the best thing in the world. It’s important for us to keep up our run this season. We’ve forgotten about the defeat against Espanyol, and winning again in the Champions League showed that. Now we want to go on another decent run of wins, and that starts with Betis. Hopefully we can stay at the top for a long time.”
The defender finished by talking about the Diego Costa ‘affair’: “Diego’s chilled out. Everything happening around him is not good for Spain, not good for Brazil, not good for Diego Costa and not good for Scolari... I think we all have to calm down. When he feels the time is right, he will make his decision. We have to respect that, whatever it is. I hope he goes for Spain, that’s what I’d like, and I’ve told him that. Hopefully everything will work out OK, the way he wants, and his decision will be respected. That’s the most important thing,” he said.