Diego Costa has divided opinions among football fans whether or not he deserves to be banned for his actions against Arsenal and Gabriel in getting the defender sent off during the weekend clash at Stamford Bridge. Following the incident, there is expected to be a FA committee set up to decide whether to punish Costa or not.
Perhaps a telling fact in all of this row has come in form of Chelsea defender Kurt Zouma, who called Costa a CHEAT during a live interview with bein Sports. On being asked if he was surprised at Costa’s behavior, Zouma replied by saying: “No, we’re not surprised because we know Diego. Everyone knows Diego and this guy likes to cheat a lot and put the opponent out of his game.That happened in the game but he’s a really nice guy. We’re proud to have him, like the other players, and we’re happy to win this game today.” Watch the video here:
These comments look to be made out of pure conscious as defender called out his teammate a cheat following his acts against Arsenal. Zouma had replaced John Terry in the starting XI and played a pivotal part by scoring the opening goal and making a clean tackle of Theo Walcott.
However, his comments on Costa will bring a lot of rage and criticism from the Chelsea management including Jose Mourinho as Zouma’s comments could swing FA’s mind in handing out a 3-game suspension to Diego Costa.