New York - Chelsea’s forward Diego Costa spoke to the media after their last two games, and addressed the controversy surrounding José Mourinho.
New York – Chelsea’s forward Diego Costa spoke to the media after their last two games, and addressed the controversy surrounding José Mourinho.
The Brazilian international defended his coach, saying that the players are to blame for Chelsea’s bad results.
“The players are to blame,” the ‘Blues’ striker said. “Mourinho is giving us all the support we need,” he added.
“I’m happy with the manager. We all feel the same way about Jose,” continued.
Following rumors regarding José Mourinho’s mistreatment of his players, Costa set the record straight and declared the team players their coach and his methods.
“He gets criticism because of the way he is. He’s direct, straightforward, he says what he thinks and what he believes to be the truth.”
“The players say he is the best manager we can have. Maybe he gets criticized because he is very good. Maybe he gets criticized because he is Mourinho,” he told the press.
Costa, who was suspended for matches for bad conduct at the beginning of the season, admitted that he came back from summer break out of shape and could not perform to his best.
The former Atlético Madrid star admitted that Chelsea players felt they would continue winning matches, but their over-confidence failed them.
“We came back from holiday very confident,” he said. “We thought we could go back to how it was last season, and before we realized it the team was in a bad situation.”