Diego Costa joined Chelsea in the summer of 2014 and ended up winning the Premier League and League Cup in his first season at the club under Jose Mourinho.
Two seasons later, Costa took the Premier League by storm, this time under Antonio Conte as the Spain international helped Chelsea to another Premier League title.
However, Costa’s time at Chelsea ended on a sour note after he fell out with manager Antonio Conte. His career at Chelsea came to an end after being told by Conte via text message that he did not have a future at the club. He was then relegated to the reserve squad and didn’t play football for about five months until he joined Atletico Madrid.
The former Blue has now revealed that he regrets having played for Chelsea because of what happened to him.
“It was a very bad moment, but it wasn’t my fault,” Costa told Marca.
“People said things, but time puts everything in its place; look where the coach is, look at Conte.
“I was wrong going to Chelsea, because of their way of dealing with things. Cholo [Atletico coach Diego Simeone] is a direct coach, and when he doesn’t love you, it’s clear and he shows it.
“At Chelsea it was the opposite. I had the option of returning to Atleti and when Chelsea told me to go back to training with the reserves, I was clear that I was going back to Atletico, even though there were other offers.
“If not, I would’ve stayed in Brazil with my family. I had to live my whole life with my family. I have other values that no money can buy.”