Chelsea striker Costa finally opens up about Conte row
When news first broke that Diego Costa and Antonio Conte were at each other’s throats, people felt it could be the beginning of the end for the Chelsea forward.
However, roll on a couple of months, and the pair are back to their best, claiming there was no issue, and they’re just passionate people.
Costa spoke with ESPN Brazil and said: “It was nothing. People here [in England] make up a lot of stuff.
“Things happen, but I’m showing now that there’s nothing to it.
“I’m playing and scoring goals, and that’s the important thing. Everyone knows that anything I say has bigger repercussions than what it was.
“The manager is someone who works us really hard in training. He’s got his personality just like I’ve got mine and others have theirs, but the important thing is to show your personality in a way that benefits the team.”
If that is the case, it certainly makes for good reading for Chelsea fans, with Costa key to them scoring goals, and Conte proving to be their most popular manager since Jose Mourinho was at the club.
The Blues are en-route to the title, and will want to show next season that they can actually defend it – and play well in the Champions League when they return to the biggest competition in the domestic game.
To do that, they’re going to need their manager and star forward on the same page, and it certainly seems like they are – for now at least.