Diego Costa: I Joined Chelsea Because Of Mourinho – He Is One Of The Best
Posted by Jordan Clarke | Published on April 14, 2017
Ahead of Chelsea’s clash with Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday, Diego Costa has praised former blues boss José Mourinho for improving him as a player.
Costa, who’s enjoyed a free-scoring season under Antonio Conte, is set to lead the line on Sunday as Chelsea look to maintain their form as they creep closer to the Premier League title. The Spaniard has scored 17 goals in the Premier League this season and has provided 5 assists to his team-mates.
The 28-year-old won the Premier League title in his first season at Chelsea, as José Mourinho’s side won the double, with Costa scoring 20 goals. He now aims to win the title for the second time since his arrival in England, under the guidance of Antonio Conte. Speaking to Sky Sports, Costa has insisted José Mourinho is ‘one of the best around’ and thanks him for improving him as a player.
Speaking to Sky Sports ahead of Super Sunday, Costa has insisted José Mourinho is ‘one of the best around’ and thanks him for improving him as a player.
“In all honesty, I always tell people that I am grateful to Mourinho because he helped me a lot.”
“As a player when you want to improve you always look for the best coach and Mourinho is one of the best.”
“I wanted to come to Chelsea because of Mourinho. When I considered Chelsea I thought about the fact that Mourinho was here. He is a coach that demands a lot from his players, he wants the maximum.”
“He helped me a lot and then what happened is that the following season didn’t go well, these things that happen, but the truth is that Mourinho helped me a lot to improve as a player.”