Former Chelsea star Diego Costa has had a hard dig at Antonio Conte.
The two fell apart rather abruptly during their time at Chelsea and now Costa has called it out.
“We [Conte and I] had problems off the pitch, but I think he is a really good manager.
“I have no hard feelings towards Conte. But to be a top, top manager, he needs to change the human side of his management. He is very suspicious. At a like, say, Real Madrid, he would never last a season.”
Costa also had a swipe at another former Chelsea manager – Scolari.
Costa switched from Brazil to Spain after a long feud with Scolari, for which he was made the villain.
“After the friendly against Russia, he [former Brazil head coach Luiz Felipe Scolari] said he would call me up again because I hadn’t played many minutes,” Costa said as he reflected on his decision to switch countries. “I think it was just to get in my head.
“I remember several forwards were injured but Scolari would not select me. I stayed quiet, but wasn’t selected for the Confederations Cup. The possibility of Spain emerged and I accepted.
“How could I say no? Suddenly, they started saying Scolari wanted me. Well, he never called me once. How could it be that he wanted me? I then saw it written that I had ruined the dreams of millions of Brazilians.
“Why not say that he didn’t look for me? Then it’s simple.”