Arsenal defender Rob Holding clashed with Diego Costa throughout the FA Cup final game at the Wembley Stadium in May, with the pair continually exchanging words.
Holding has finally revealed what he told Costa that made him upset. He revealed he called Costa a “nutter” during one of their bust-ups during the game.
When asked what he said to Costa at an Arsenal Q&A event, the 21-year-old defender said: “An expletive, then I just called him a nutter bascially.
“Something’s not right in his head I don’t think.
“I knew what he was going to play like, I knew he was going to try the mind games and try and throw me off my game, so I just didn’t rise to it and got back into position.
“I think he sort of tapped my chest so I think there was a little bit of respect there maybe, so he was alright.”