Finally, the Brazil-born Spanish striker Diego Costa has admitted he is not playing well for Chelsea this season.
He was dropped to the bench by boss Jose Mourinho, who he calls El Mister, but Diego Costa returned to the starting eleven for the crucial Champions League victory against Porto on Wednesday and is now ready to show his worth.
The controversial striker so far has endured a miserable season, netting only 4 times in 18 appearances.
He said in a recent interview: “We have to get better. We want to be first, we want to win everything we can possibly win but, obviously, things haven’t been going that well.
“We have to get better in our play, in our attitude and put in performances like Wednesday.
“The truth is, El Mister has had us working hard on our attacking play. He made things clear. We have to be more potent, we have to add imagination and passion and we have to do things a lot better than we’ve been doing them.
“The supporters needed to feel happiness again and Jose needed to feel happiness again because things have not been going well. But the manager feels it worse than us because he is the boss.”
By his own admission, the troubled striker is ready to play his part to guide the Blues back up the table and further said: “I think I played well on Wednesday.
“As my confidence grows the goals will return. It was more than just not scoring; it was that I wasn’t playing well, either. That was hurting me a lot.” Admitted Costa.
“Me and the manager knew I had to get a lot better. I think I put in a better performance against Porto. I wasn’t one of the best in the team but I felt I did my individual jobs well.”
Costa earlier also said that it was an impulsive mistake, to throw training bib towards Jose Mourinho.
The Portuguese manager eventually dropped the Spain international for their trip to Tottenham Hotspur in November and Costa flung a bib behind the Portuguese manager’s head, when he failed to make it off the substitute’s bench at White Hart Lane.