Chelsea striker Diego Costa is known as a player that plays on the edge. But he has made it clear that he has no intention of altering his style on the pitch.
The 27-year-old Brazilian-born Spanish international has a reputation as a dirty player. Costa has missed a total of 24 games throughout his career in Spain and England through various suspensions, including amassing too many yellow cards, getting red carded or disciplinary actions from the FA.
He recently missed three games for violent conduct in Chelsea league game against Arsenal. But Costa has no plans of playing nicely, and has hit out at the “cry babies” in the Premier League.
“Many times players have done stuff to me, like kick me,” Costa told The Sun. “But I’m not a cry baby. I have 100 percent support from my manager, the club and the Chelsea supporters.
“So other people, other opinions, I don’t care, I’m not really bothered. I will not change unless my manager or the people from my club or my supporters tell me.”
Reigning champions Chelsea has struggled so far this season, sitting in 12th place with 11 points heading into Matchday 10, but Costa believes that the season can still be salvaged.
“We know we can turn this around because it is the beginning of the season and we also know that we are the only ones who can turn this around.
“We are alone on this because Chelsea, it’s a club that the supporters give 100 percent support to but nobody else likes them. I am just beginning to understand this.”