Ahead of Diego Costa’s transfer to Atletico Madrid, Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has thanked the striker for his commitment during his time at Chelsea.
“We want to thank him for the work he did with this club, and we wish him all the best for the future,” Conte said of Costa.
“I think now it is not important, I’m not interested to continue talking about this issue. I work with my players, I’m very happy to work with these players.
“I don’t forget that we won a title together, last season, for sure we want to thank him for his effort last season with us, but not only last season but the period he played for Chelsea.
“I repeat that now, I’m not interested to talk about the past. I think the past is not important, for every coach and player the past stays there.
“If you did well in the past, it’s OK, but we have to work for the present and the future to build something important for this club.”