Costa’s drama at the Lane

Spanish forward Diego Costa did not play a second in Chelsea’s London derby against Tottenham Hotspurs at the White Hart Lane on Super Sunday, but his three second Melo drama took shine out of the entire 90 minutes of entertaining game.


Costa, 27 has come under incessant media attack this season for several behavioral issues from within Chelsea and against opposing teams, but no one had thought a day would come when the Brazilian-born Spanish will turn to his own manager who has always come to his defence.

Diego Costa
Diego Costa

The feud between Jose Mourinho and Diego Costa started in mid week when the Blues traveled to play Maccabi Tel Aviv in Israel in a European Champions League, where the striker did not meet the expectation of the Portuguese but Mourinho intelligently played down the feud after the match.

Diego Costa is undoubtedly one of the most prolific strikers in the 2014/2015 Premier League, but whether his performance this season merits him a starting place is a discussing for another day (scoring a paltry 3 goals from 11 league games).

The former Atletico Madrid striker got very incensed when he found out that his name was not part of the Blues’ starting IX against Spurs. He did not take part in the pre-match warm up, but did a bit of warm up in the second half but no one knows who called him to duty.

Mourinho decided to give Kenedy and Loftus-Cheek the chance to prove their selves, meaning Diego Costa was not going to get a go. The furious Costa took off his training bit whilst going back to take his seat and chucked it at the manager in an unlooking fashion.

When asked is a post match interview the Chelsea manager said he’s not sure Costa aimed the bib at him.
“If he wants to hurt me, it’s not with a bib,” the manager said.

The feud between the two may continue for a while because the manager is looking at other options to play without Diego Costa and he made it known along the interview saying, “I was looking for the winner but without him”

Source: Dela Ahiawor (From White Hart Lane, London)

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