Former Chelsea Striker, Diego Costa has revealed what transpired between him and former Chelsea coach, Antonio Conte before the latter left for Atletico Madrid last summer.
Conte and Costa didn’t see eye to eye before the latter left for Atletico Madrid last summer.
Antonio Conte sent a text message to Costa that he will not be needing his services soon after Chelsea won the league.
“It was a very bad moment, but it wasn’t my fault. People said things, but time puts everything in its place; look where the coach is, look at Conte,” Costa said to Marca, referencing Conte’s sacking in July.
“I was wrong going to Chelsea, because of their way of dealing with things. Cholo [Atletico coach Diego Simeone] is a direct coach, and when he doesn’t love you, it’s clear and he shows it.
“At Chelsea it was the opposite. I had the option of returning to Atleti and when Chelsea told me to go back to training with the reserves, I was clear that I was going back to Atletico, even though there were other offers.
“If not, I would’ve stayed in Brazil with my family. I had to live my whole life with my family. I have other values that no money can buy.”
Costa returned to Atletico Madrid where he has been scoring goals for fun including a match-winning performance against Real Madrid in the UEFA Super Cup