After missing the game against Leicester City, and with the media bashing Diego Costa over a rumoured row with Antonio Conte and Chelsea’s fitness coach, which came after an audacious bid from China, Diego Costa celebrated his goal against Hull City in an unusual way. He fiercely celebrated the goal and was making some gestures with his hands.
Conte was asked in his post-match if he knew the reasons behind the striker’s goal celebration.
He answered: “Honestly, I didn’t see it because I was celebrating on the bench. Sometimes when we score its very dangerous for my staff. It’s important to score a goal and celebrate in any way, Diego played a good game and I hope with his performance he finished the speculation about him. We showed we are a team with great unity. That’s the real value because we stayed at the top of the table.
“Diego has two years left on his contract. He’s very happy to stay with us and play for Chelsea. Now we must concentrate on the present and not look too far ahead. If we do that we risk losing the present, and that’s more important than the future.”