Chelsea has had anything but a good start to the 2015/16 campaign and striker Diego Costa has spoken out about the latest loss to FC Porto in the Champions League.
The Blues suffered a 2-1 loss on the road to FC Porto in the Champions League group stage on Tuesday after allowing two soft goals. Manager Jose Mourinho said after the game that the team made mistakes on both goals and that he was displeased with the way his side had defended on set pieces.
Striker Diego Costa, who has one game left on his suspension in English league/cup games, had a shot go off the bar in the second half. The Brazilian-born Spanish international acknowledged that Chelsea had control of the game up until Andre Andre gave Porto the lead in the 39th minute.
“We had the game under control,” Costa told chelseafc.com. “We knew it was going to be a physical game. We began well.
“Things changed when they scored, but we quickly equalised. In the second half the same thing happened – we were lacking concentration at key moments of the game.
“We are all united. It’s not a good moment now. We must do more. We have a good squad with a great deal of quality. We have maybe lost some confidence in three or four games.”
Costa also spoke about Mourinho, and the need for the team to show him what they are capable of.
“The manager knows the quality of his team. He knows what we can do. It is the responsibility of all of us. We have to improve our character and confidence.”
Chelsea sits in 14th place in the Premier League with eight points after seven games and in 3rd place in Group G in the Champions League with three points after two games.