Diego Costa takes a jibe at ex-manager Conte after Stamford Bridge return

Diego Costa made a return to the Stamford Bridge with Wolves on Saturday afternoon.

The Wolves forward scored 59 goals in 120 games during his three-year spell with Chelsea.

In 2017, Costa criticised the way former manager Antonio Conte handled the situation and he subsequently returned to former club Atletico Madrid.

‘It was special,’ Costa told ESPN Brazil. ‘Feeling that you did your job when you were here and then leaving with good memories.

‘Receiving this affection from the Chelsea fans… I’ve always had affection. I have nothing to complain about the Chelsea fans. When I was here, they always treated me well.

‘It wasn’t the fans. It was with that coach… Conte. I had a very good relationship with the Chelsea fans. I was a champion! It was in the year that we won the second title. Conte didn’t count on me as much and I couldn’t stay.

‘The affection I received today shows that I was never fighting with the fans. But I had to leave. It wasn’t my issue.

‘It was because of the coach at that moment. Today is proof that the crowd has always been by my side and had affection for me.’


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