LaLiga: Atletico Madrid officially unveil Diego Costa

Ahly's Moemen Zakareya celebrates the opening goal against Atletico Madrid

Costa's move back to Madrid was confirmed in September but, as the deal was agreed outside of the transfer window, he could not feature until the start of 2018 - tying in nicely with the lifting of Atletico's FIFA-imposed registration ban.

Costa was officially presented at the Wanda Metropolitano stadium on Sunday, alongside fellow Spain team mate Vitolo, who signed from Sevilla in July.

"I've been waiting for this moment for a long time, I just want to get in shape to play as soon as possible".

"I've been working hard and training hard but there's nothing else to do", Costa added.

"I want to thank the club for all the hard work they did to be able to bring me back", he said at the unveiling ceremony.

"Physically I am much better than when I arrived".

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"My personal challenge has always been to play and help the team".

However, Mario Mandzukic, Griezmann, Jackson Martinez, Luciano Vietto, Kevin Gameiro, Angel Correa and Fernando Torres have all failed to top his 27 league goals in 2013/14 which helped Atletico to break Barca's and Real Madrid's nine-year stranglehold on the title. "I will not get to be God anymore".

Costa, who left Atletico for Chelsea in 2014, scored 59 goals in 120 games appearances for the Blues.

"Al-Ahly is a big team and has a lot of trophies, also thier coach Hossam Al-Badry is a very good mnager, which was clear from his approach to the game", Said Simeone. Chelsea is a great club.

"They made my life easier".

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