The feud between Chelsea manager Antonio Conte and Diego Costa reached fever pitch level when Costa annoyed the Chelsea boss via a text message at the end of the season. The Chelsea manager responded to Costa by telling him that there are better ways to go about things.
In an interview with the Daily Mail, Costa said of Conte: “His ideas are very fixed and clear. I have seen the sort of person he is. He has his own opinion and that will not change.
“I respect him as a great coach. He has done a good job and I can see that, but as a person, no. He is not a coach who is very close with his players. He is very distant. He doesn’t possess charisma.”
As for the infamous text message, Costa said that there are better ways to handle things and he isn’t going to delete those messages.
“There are ways of going about it. You don’t do it by text message. You should be honest and direct to someone’s face,” he added.
“I was angry at the time. Now I am more calm. I have not deleted the message. If people accuse me of lying, I can show them.”