Advert

Latest

an hour ago
Advert
2 hours ago
Advert

Most Popular

4 hours ago
Advert

Diego Costa Has Been Punished By Chelsea

Diego Costa Has Been Punished By Chelsea

Diego Costa has failed to return to Chelsea training and as a result he has been punished by the club.

The striker's relationship with boss Antonio Conte has seriously deteriorated, with the Italian informing Costa via text that he was no longer wanted at the club.

Back in June Spanish paper AS claimed they had seen the text sent to the Chelsea striker, saying: "Hi Diego, I hope you are well. Thanks for the seasono [sic] we spent together. Good luck for the next year but you are not in my plan."

Despite not having a future at the club, Chelsea had wanted Costa to return to Cobham and train with the reserves. But he has not adhered to their demands and instead has returned to his hometown of Lagarto. in Brazil.

Advert

And as a result, Costa has been hit with a fine, believed to be two weeks worth of wages.

Advert

News of Costa's fine comes a day after the Spain international opened up about his situation to the Daily Mail.

Journalist Adam Crafton knocked on the door of his house, was welcomed in and got the scoop from Costa, who revealed all.

During the interview, Costa had the following to say about his relationship with Conte and Chelsea:

Advert

"I am waiting for Chelsea to set me free. I didn't want to leave. I was happy. When the manager does not want you, you have to go," Costa said.

"I respect him as a great coach. He has done a good job and I can see that, but as a person, no. He is not a coach who is very close with his players. He is very distant. He doesn't possess charisma."

Costa
Costa

Costa went onto speak about his relationship with Jose Mourinho and spoke much more positively about his former boss.

Advert

"Jose has called me, direct to my phone, just to check I am OK and to see how I am," he added.

"He wished me good luck. I never had any problems with Jose, we have a strong relationship. Everyone was very sad when things didn't work out in the end for him at Chelsea."

Image: PA

Advert

The 28-year-old is desperate to return to Atletico Madrid and revealed he has turned down other offers in the hope that he will be reunited with Diego Simeone in the Spanish capital.

"My desire is to go to Atletico. I've spoken to Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia. I said, 'If the manager doesn't want me, I want to go to Atletico Madrid'.

"I have rejected other offers. They want to sell me to China or other teams. The language is better for me in Spain. If I'm off, I'm going to the club I want to go to - not the club that's paying the most.

"Diego Simeone wants me. It is very clear. I have always had a bond with him. The fans and people love me there. They respect me."

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Chelsea, Football, Premier League, Diego Costa

Josh Lawless

Josh is a writer who specialises in football and wrestling. He has been published by Curzon Ashton FC, Late Tackle, Manchester City FC, The Mirror, Read Man City and Manchester Evening News. He provides coverage of professional wrestling and has interviewed some of the biggest names in the field - including the first UK interview with The Hardy Boyz after their return to WWE. He has never sported a pair of Lonsdale Slip-ons, contrary to reports.

 

Next Up

WATCH: Christian Eriksen Produced The Naughtiest Skill Of The Weekend Against Newcastle

WATCH: Christian Eriksen Produced The Naughtiest Skill Of The Weekend Against Newcastle

3 years ago