Diego Simeone praises Diego Costa

Head coach Diego Simeone of Atletico de Madrid congratulates goal-scorer Diego Costa during a La Liga match on October 27, 2013
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Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone praises leading scorer Diego Costa.

Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone has lavished praise on leading scorer Diego Costa.

The Spanish international netted his 33rd goal of the season in Saturday's 2-1 win over Athletic Bilbao, with that result seeing Simeone's side return to the top of La Liga.

"He's a guy who keeps growing day by day, he has an enormous physical strength. He infects his teammates with this thing he has and they exploit it in the best possible way," Simeone told reporters.

Chelsea are understood to lead the race for the £30m-rated forward.

Atletico boss Diego Simeone on the touchline against Rayo on August 25, 2013
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