Chelsea's week that was: Diego Costa backs Jose Mourinho and blames his team mates!
It's turbulent times at Stamford Bridge and Diego Costa has taken time out during the two wee...
It's turbulent times at Stamford Bridge and Diego Costa has taken time out during the two week break to back his manager and to blame his team mates. It won't be the first time Diego Costa is featured on here this morning!
So to Diego Costa and his take on the situation with Jose Mourinho. He said:
“When things don’t go the way that everyone expects, people - the supporters as well - always look for someone to blame.
In some cases, they blame the players. In this case they blame the manager, maybe because the manager is Mourinho. I have been here for more than a season, I have seen sides that have lost much more games than Chelsea, and no one criticises their managers.
There’s no doubt it’s because of the way he is. He’s very direct, very straightforward.
He always speaks what he thinks and what he believes to be the truth. Sometimes it’s not what people want to hear. It’s the way he is and it’s why sometimes they criticise him.
There are managers who always say what people want to hear. I think that’s not good. I’d rather have someone who tells me straight up what happens rather than sweet things that I want to hear.”
Costa has a point. In this country we have a horrible habit of building people up by blowing smoke out of their arses and as soon as they are at the top it all changes and it's almost like they then become the hunted.
It's foolish to hide from the fact that some of this is well deserved bearing in mind we have moved from Premier League Champions to a team that look nothing of the sort in five months!
However, as he is outspoken, as he is bold and brash and has the reputation he has, Jose Mourinho has become and will continue to be a target for the remainder of the season. Any further defeats or lost points will put even more pressure on his job and the target which is now to finish inside the top four.
I like the fact that Costa (and others) have taken time out since the Southampton game to publicly speak out and back the manager. It's as much their fault as it is with the manager that we are in this position!