It was yet another verification of the rule that in today’s football it’s the players who are the masters of their own fate, not their clubs. Diego Costa is heading back to Atletico Madrid, the Spanish club reached a deal with Chelsea, and just before flying from Sao Paulo back to Europe he chose to keep a low profile, avoiding any harsh words towards anyone.
There’s nothing of the sort there, I’m not upset with anybody, I have no bitterness towards anyone. Everything is cool
the Spain international told Splash News, when asked if he had any bitter feelings towards Antonio Conte and the way he was treated by him and Chelsea in general the last few months.
Everybody knows how much I love the fans
Costa’s laconic answer was, when asked to send a message to Chelsea’s supporters.
The 28-year-old striker cannot play for Atletico until the winter transfer window opens and the Rojiblancos are once again allowed to sign new players. He is expected though to work on his fitness, so as to be perfectly ready, fitness-wise, to help his old/new team from the very first day of his second spell there.