Chelsea 20-goal hero in two title-winning seasons Diego Costa, is now ready to fight for his place in Chelsea if the manager Antonio Conte is willing to give him a chance.
The Brazilian-born Spain international has admitted that he’s tired of being on exile in Brazil and wants to play football.
“If it was down to me I’d be playing. It’s already been one month. Holidays are good but it gets tiresome,” he told ESPN BRAZIL.
“I was always meant to turn up with the group, but they were already saying that I’m going to have to come back and train with the reserves. I said that this was a lack of respect. We won the league and I haven’t done anything so serious to deserve being treated in that way.
“It won’t be the same as before [between him and Conte], and we don’t know if the fight for the position will be fair. Because of me having exposed the [text] message I understand that he’ll be annoyed, so if I go back I have to see if things would be clean, just and correct.
“That’s how I like things. If I go back now I don’t think it will be a fair situation. It won’t be an honest fight for a position [in the team].”