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Diego Costa Uses Boxing To Get Back In Shape

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After his late transfer to Atlético Madrid from Chelsea, a ban on the club’s transfer activities has kept Diego Costa on the sidelines until January.

Later, when Costa was photographed publicly, he appeared woefully out of shape. However, it looks like the 29-year-old might be finally getting back in shape.

He was spotted having sparring sessions with a boxing coach at the Nine Fitness gym in Madrid. The gym is own by teammate Fernando Torres and the forward later posted a video of the session on his Instagram account.

 

Manager Diego Simeone has placed Costa under an extra intensive fitness regime away from the rest of the squad as he prepares him for the new year.

Costa has also been training under the watcful eyes of fitness coach Óscar Ortega. However, while he is able to train with the club, the transfer ban imposed on Los Colchoneros means that they can’t register him until next year.

If everything goes according to plan, Costa could be in line to make his return debut for Atlético when they face Getafe at their stunning new Wanda Metropolitano on January 7.