Costa claims he left Chelsea on bad terms


Diego Costa returned to Stamford Bridge this weekend with Wolves and the former Chelsea man had plenty to say about Antonio Conte.

Costa received a warm reception from the home fans and was applauded when he was subbed off.

Costa explained on ESPN: “I’ve never had a problem with the fans.

“My problem was not with the crowd; it was with that coach. I left in bad terms with that manager, I left a champion for the second time, and he didn’t count on me.

“That was nothing I could do. I had to leave. Today showed that I did not leave on bad terms with the fans.

“It’s very special. It’s the feeling that in the time that you spent here, you did good work and left good memories.

“Chelsea fans always treated me very well. I was always surprised by the way they treated me. It’s satisfying.”

Upon his exit from Stamford Bridge, Costa returned to Atletico Madrid and went on to win La Liga and the Europa League.

Chelsea haven’t had the best track record when it comes to investing in strikers, but Costa was someone who could be relied upon.

The Spanish forward was signed by Jose Mourinho, and he won the Premier League title in his first season with the club.

Costa only spent one season working with Conte and the pair won the Premier League title together in 2016/17.

He was signed for Wolves on a free transfer, and he made his first start for the club against Chelsea.

The former Blues striker was a popular figure at Stamford Bridge and spent three seasons at the club. During his time there he won two Premier League titles and scored 52 Premier League goals.

The 34-year-old is notorious for his combative nature and has racked up 26 yellow cards while playing in the Premier League.

Costa finished each of his three seasons with Chelsea as the club’s top goal scorer and was a lethal marksman.

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