Diego Costa has been in sizzling form for Chelsea this season. He has scored 15 times for us this season, and although he hasn’t found the net in his last 2 league games, the man remains a thorn in the flesh of defenders in England. Costa’s hot form isn’t one that’s sudden or new; the Spain international has flown high since his arrival from Atletico Madrid in Spain more than 2 years ago.
In his first season alone, he managed 20 goals, despite a recurring hamstring problem. In his second season, notwithstanding the monumental capitulation of the entire Chelsea team, he got on the score sheet more than 11 times. The man is skilled in front of goal, and this season, he has grown into a better player, getting into fights and disagreements a lot lesser on the pitch. He has been more focused on playing, and it’s paying off. And lately, there’s been a rumour that Diego Costa is set to be rewarded with a new deal by the powers that be, and while that isn’t surprising, seeing as he has earned it, I however, have some reservations about it. His age is not a problem because he’s gotten even better with age, however I’m not sure the man is entirely committed to staying at the Bridge for the long haul.
Not once has he been alleged to be unhappy with life in England, and in favour of a move away. Last season, it was Atletico, this season it’s China, what about the next? Ever since his arrival, he’s been linked with a move every season, and I’m not sure that’s the kind of man we want to hand a new deal to. If you’re giving a player a new contract, it has to be someone committed to staying. Diego Costa to me, doesn’t fill that position. So if you asked me, I’d suggest we watch him some more, to see if there’ll be a change in attitude before we hand him a new deal. I understand the hurry to tie him down for longer, but I think it’s always better to have people who share in your dream working with you. Even if we were to lose Diego, I doubt we’d suffer for it; we could always acquire a new striker that’ll also bang in the goals and suit the team. This is how I see it. I admire Diego Costa, but then, the interest of our dear Chelsea always comes first. We need players who are settled and have their minds focused on working with the club at Chelsea, not the other way round.