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Former Chelsea Player Diego Costa Blast Ex-blues Manager Antonio Conte: ‘look Where He Is Now’

Diego Costa played under Antonio Conte in 2016/17 season and helped the Blues to win the title
However later in the summer of 2017 Conte dispersed of the striker
The Spaniard blames the coach, calling out his not-at-all upfront behaviour
Former Chelsea striker Diego Costa took a dig at ex-Blues manager Antonio Conte.

He calls the Italian out for bad man-management and compares him unfavourably to the current Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone.

Costa told Marca:

“It was a bad time for me, but it wasn’t my fault. People said many things, but time puts everything in its place. Look at where Conte is now.

“I left Chelsea in a bad way because of how he acted. Simeone is a coach who is upfront with you. When Cholo doesn’t want you, he’s clear and he tries to help you. At Chelsea, it was the opposite.

“We won with Conte and, after all that, he sent me a message to tell me he didn’t want me anymore.”

The ex-Blues striker returned to Atletico Madrid after Chelsea decided to part ways with him, and admits there was never any other option to where he could go:

“I had the chance to return to Atletico and there were no obstacles, but when they told me to go back to training with their reserve team…

“It was clear that I was going to Atletico, even if there were other offers. Failing that, I’d have preferred to stay in Brazil with my family. I have other values that money can’t buy.”

Diego Costa played 89 matches for Chelsea in 2014-2017 and scored 52 goals, helping the Blues to win the PL title in his last year at the club. However, in the summer of 2017 then-manager Antonio Conte dispersed of the player.

In the summer of 2018 the Italian himself was relieved from the post – however, he still has an actual contract with Chelsea for another year.