English media have claimed that Diego Costa is jealous of Antoine Griezmann’s contact at Atletico Madrid.
Saturday evening’s game at Wanda Metropolitano was a nervy affair and featured some superb battles on the pitch.
Umtiti, who made his return from injury alongside Gerard Pique had their hands full with Costa, who was desperate to get himself a goal after not scoring for the last 18 games.
The Brazilian born Spanish international did net the opener, albeit to be cancelled out by Ousmane Dembele’s leveller.
Costa, who was fired up for the game, showed in his goal celebration – enjoyed a tough battle with Umtiti and it led to numerous altercations.
Griezmann, who plays with Umtiti for France seemed to be the peacemaker in one incident and Movistar + have now released footage they claim shows Costa shouting at his Atleti team-mate.
And, following those claims – English source The Daily Mail have reported that the former Chelsea man is growing jealous over his strike partners contract at the club.
They claim that the pair are currently not on the same wavelength and that Costa is considering his future at the club after struggling with injury and form of late.
Of course, the pair were seen celebrating after Costa’s opener but it is likely more reports will come out over the pair’s relationship.
The result on Saturday evening sees Atleti remain third, whilst Barca drop to second after Sevilla were able to secure a win on Sunday afternoon against Real Valladolid thanks to a goal from the much praised Andre Silva.