Diego Costa Speaks On Conte and Chelsea Dressing Room
Posted by Kieran Cross | Published on January 2, 2017
Chelsea’s man of the moment, Diego Costa, has opened up about life at Chelsea and his relationship with new manager, Antonio Conte.
The Spaniard has been on fire this season and finds himself as top scorer halfway through the season.
Costa’s inspired form, the magic of the mercurial Eden Hazard and an almost impermeable defence have seen Chelsea record 13 back-to-back league victories.
And in an interview with Chelsea’s official website, Costa has claimed that the manager’s positive attitude has been the inspiration behind the team’s fine form:
“The truth is the manager is good with the players, every time making more jokes with the players. That’s good for us, to have a manager who is not just a boss, but like a person we can talk with, someone whose support we can count on in difficult moments.”
The Spaniard further credited the relaxed atmosphere that the manager has created, stating that “he is calm with the players and you can see the people love him more all the time.”
Costa also put importance on the work rate from the rest of the Chelsea dressing room.
“If you work hard and there’s not a good atmosphere, the work doesn’t mean a thing,’
“You can run 20km, 80, 100, and if there’s no spirit between the players, the coaches, as colleagues, it won’t come out as well. Work goes well if you give your best with the guy beside you.
“The team is very good, when we win the atmosphere is like this, but it’s important that during the week we train seriously, so we approach games like this.”
Chelsea will be looking to set a Premier League record of 14 consecutive wins when they face the challenge of Spurs on Wednesday evening, but Costa played down the occasion.
“It’s a London derby so the match is played a bit stronger, but there’s no problem with it. We go there looking to do the best we can.”
It is set to be an enthralling match up, especially after Chelsea cost Spurs the chance to catch Leicester last season.
Spurs will be looking for revenge, and Costa will be looking to continue his hot streak and fire Chelsea to the title.