Diego Costa talks and Chelsea fans should listen.
In the 85th minute against Stoke on Saturday, Diego Costa created a sublime goal from nothing, scored with a predators venom and stands ...
In the 85th minute against Stoke on Saturday, Diego Costa created a sublime goal from nothing, scored with a predators venom and stands out as the player of the season so far.
Diego Costa has been speaking to Chelsea TV in recent days and has spoken of plenty of things from possibly leaving the club back in the summer, the Manager and of changing his style this season and it's really interesting to hear. A firm fan favourite, Costa has been in scintillating form this season having already scored fourteen goals and assisting in five more.
"Could I have gone in the summer? Yes, yes. I was about to leave. I was about to but, well, I’m happy here as well and that’s that.
Did I want to go? Yes, yes. I had the possibility to go to Atletico, because of a few things, the family, the life I have there but not because of Chelsea, because, here, there’s a lot of love with the supporters, with the people, so I’m here very happy, I'm very content.
People love me a lot. There was one thing I wanted to change for family reasons but, well, it wasn’t to be and I continue to be happy here. It was important too that the manager, from the very first minute, said he counted on me.
The truth is the manager is good with the players, every time making more jokes with the players, and that’s good for us, to have a manager who is not just a boss but like a person we can talk with, someone whose support we can count on in difficult moments. He is calm with the players and you can see the people love him more all the time.
I know what I have to do. I know when I do bad, so I thought about it and knew I had to improve that aspect because, here in the Premier League, the reality is there’s no mercy [authority], a lot of the time it seemed like they [referees] were against me. There was no other way, because if they’re not going to change, I had to change.” - Source: The Telegraph.
If all of us are honest, it looked like he was leaving last summer as (and I know his form picked up under Gus Hiddink) it looked for the most part last season that he has his heart set on a move. If you think about it, the fact that we were linked with Romelu Lukaku has a possible replacement you can see why it was so important that he remained at Chelsea. He did and as he says himself, "That is that!"
Diego Costa became an instant hit with the Chelsea fans for his passion and for his ability to score goals. He scored twenty-one goals in his first season in the Premier League as we won both the Premier League and the League Cup.
However, this season in my opinion, Costa is playing even better and some of his recent performances have been superb. You think of his work rate for the team and not just through being selfish a striker up through the middle. He is always prepared to graft for his teammates, to work to create something for them but it's his goals that have been sensational.
The curling efforts from distance at Hull and Southampton, his opportunistic strikes against Middlesborough and Swansea and the goals that have come from nothing with amazing finishes into the top corner against West Brom and now Stoke, Costa is arguably in the form of his life as he plays the game with a smile on his face.
Antonio Conte has worked wonders with Diego Costa and we all hope it continues at White Hart Lane tomorrow night and beyond.