4 REASONS WHY ANTONIO CONTE WANTS DIEGO COSTA OUT OF CHELSEA

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Chelsea striker Diego Costa revealed on Wednesday that Chelsea boss Antonio Conte had sent him a message to say that he was surplus to requirements at Stamford Bridge.

Truth be told, Costa is the type of player Conte loves in footballing sense. Costa’s workrate and ability to score vital goals was definitely adored by Conte but the striker’s erratic behaviour meant Conte lost patience with Costa.

Here are 4 reasons why Antonio Conte wants Diego Costa out of Chelsea

1. COSTA NEVER WANTED TO PLAY UNDER CONTE

Diego Costa returned to his best form under Antonio Conte as Chelsea won the Premier League title but it would have been a different story if Costa had his way during preseason last summer.

Costa’s relationship with Conte didn’t start off well after Costa told Conte that he wanted to leave Chelsea last summer. In an interview with radio station El Larguero. Costa revealed Conte got angry with him after he asked to leave Chelsea last summer.

“The relationship with Conte didn’t start well because on arrival, I told him I wanted to go to Atletico,” Costa told Spanish radio station El Larguero.

“He got angry with me, almost didn’t look at me; I would have done the same.”

2. COSTA NEVER ADAPTED TO LIFE IN ENGLAND

Diego Costa never really adapted to life in England despite being in the country for three years. Costa always felt he was being targeted by officials in the Premier League.

“Here [the Premier League] things happen on the pitch and who is banned for three matches? Me,” Costa told Sky Sports.

“Who was banned for another three matches again? Me. So I’m here in London, not playing so I am at home really upset and that annoyed me every time and no matter how hard I tried I was still having problems.

“It’s supposed to be the best league in the world but it doesn’t make sense that if you touch someone or go in a bit hard you get banned for three matches. If those are the rules then I have to respect them. But all of this was making me want to leave the Premier League.

“At the beginning of the season I was angling for a move back to Atletico Madrid because I felt like I couldn’t play the way I wanted to.”

3. COSTA’S ROMANCE WITH CHINESE CLUB TIANJIN QUANJIN IN JANUARY

Antonio Conte had a bust-up with Diego Costa in January after it emerged the striker wanted a move to the Chinese League. Conte dropped Costa for Chelsea’s visit to Leicester City. The pair settled their differences afterwards but Costa’s form dropped after the rumours from China. Did Conte really forgive the striker after the incident in January? It could be that Conte never really forgave Costa but just carried along so that Chelsea’s title charge wouldn’t be derailed.

4. COSTA’S CONSTANT FLIRTATION WITH ATLETICO MADRID

Diego Costa constantly flirted with Atletico Madrid throughout the course of the season and this could have infuriated Conte a lot. Costa granted several interviews during the season in where he talked about his desire to return to Atletico Madrid. Conte is a manager who expects total loyalty from his players and Conte definitely wasn’t happy with Costa’s constant romance with Atletico Madrid.

Is Conte right to ask Chelsea’s top goalscorer for three consecutive seasons to leave the club?

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5 Comments on "4 REASONS WHY ANTONIO CONTE WANTS DIEGO COSTA OUT OF CHELSEA"

  1. Only we nead is better striker

  2. Peter Paul Kacheche | June 12, 2017 at 4:24 am |

    I think Conte is wrong to let our top scorer go. As a Manager one of his duty is to change negative attitude of his players. A coach is like a father too. He could have sat down with him to discuss and solve about their differences for the betterment of our club. Costa has been our top scorer since joining the club. Conte could have done something to make him stay comfortably and continue scoring as many goals as possible taking into consideration that next season we are competing in UCL as well.

  3. Do you really think they don’t sit him down?
    He is grown enough to know what he is doing is wrong. Remember what happened the last time someone tried to accommodate him.. Mourinho
    He is not loyal. Always talking about going back to ATM.
    If Conte was not intelligent in handling his behavior, Costa would have spoil our season. We’ve a lot of players for the coach to waste much time talking to a grown up like Costa. Costa is undoubtedly good but his lack of commitment and disrespect towards the coach will send us no where.

  4. CALVINATOR | June 12, 2017 at 1:04 pm |

    Very Right !
    Loyalty Must
    Come First.

  5. Victor Oleru | June 14, 2017 at 12:16 am |

    Yes he is very right, he wants players he can trust, and Costa has shown him over and over again that he can’t trust him….Costa almost left Chelsea this January that would have cost us a lot that Chelsea was looking for Striker like Loriente of Swansea City just to survive, So now Conte don’t want to take the risk by keeping such a player, is time to move…

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