COSTA: Do you agree with Mourinho that he is getting a raw deal?
Diego Costa picked up his SEVENTH yellow card against Hull for "diving" despite not eve...
Diego Costa picked up his SEVENTH yellow card against Hull for "diving" despite not even making an appeal for a free kick. Jose Mourinho believes that the big Spanish striker is being victimised by Referees this season because of his image.
What is your opinions on this? Do you agree with the manager?
In his post match press conference Mourinho said:
“Everything he does is a yellow card. Seven yellow cards – it looks like everybody comes ready for him. Which I don’t understand.
I don’t know [why]. Because I think when he was at Atletico [Madrid] he created a certain image, and people don’t believe he can change… [but] he changed.
In England normally the referees are very good in the difference between an aggressive action, or a violent action… They don’t like the elbows, the spit, and these kind of things are not acceptable. And [Costa] learned. He had lessons on it. When I say lessons, I say talks. Not just me or my staff, also people like Fabregas, Azpilicueta – the ones that speak Spanish well with him and they have his ear. The guy, since day one for me, is doing very, very well. The guy is clean!
You have to ask Mr Foy – look at him! Mr Foy! Mr Foy! Tell the guys, please! Come and tell them! Diego Costa is crying because you gave him a yellow card! And these guys are asking me why.”
You have to agree with the boss. It's definitely his image here that goes before him when he walks out on that pitch every week.
Mourinho makes another valid point about the fact that Costa has adjusted his game to suit the Premier League because I cannot remember Costa making a dirty or dangerous tackle. Yes, he has roughed up a few but nothing nasty at all.
I don't want Costa to change his game as I love seeing him go up against defenders in the League giving them a hard time.
What do you people think on this. Do you think Costa is being victimised because of his image in La Liga?