Chatting with the Every day Mail’s Adam Crafton in his hometown of Lagarto – the place he is taken refuge after receiving discover that he is surplus to necessities – Costa emphasised that he will not go anyplace else however to Atletico Madrid.
“Why will not they let me go if they do not need me?” he stated. “I’ve to do what I’ve to do. I’ve to think about myself. I have been a very good boy right here and tried to do the suitable factor.”
Again in June, Chelsea supervisor Antonio Conte famously knowledgeable Costa by textual content message that his time on the membership was up. The Brazilian-born poacher has since claimed he spurned possibilities to hitch different groups so as to reunite with Diego Simeone’s aspect, and he is requested for a deal to be completed by the top of August.
“My want is to go to Atletico,” Costa stated. “I’ve spoken to Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia. I stated, ‘If the supervisor does not need me, I need to go to Atletico Madrid.’
“I’ve rejected different presents. They need to promote me to China or different groups. The language is best for me in Spain. If I am off, I’ll the membership I need to go to – not the membership that is paying probably the most.”
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The Blues granted Costa an additional week off after they left for a pre-season tour of Asia. The 28-yr-previous spent the intervening weeks in Brazil and even took video of himself partying in an Atletico package.
Now that his trip has prolonged past the beginning of the Premier League season, Costa stated Chelsea has fined him a number of weeks’ wages.
However cash doesn’t suggest a lot to the Spanish worldwide. He’d slightly sacrifice aggressive soccer throughout a World Cup yr than return to west London as a “felony.”
“They need me to be there coaching with the reserves. I would not be allowed entry to the primary-workforce dressing room and I might haven’t any contact in any respect with the blokes. I am not a legal. I do not assume it’s truthful in any case I’ve finished to be handled like that.”
Costa added, “I’m open to being a yr in Brazil with out enjoying, even when Chelsea fantastic me for a yr and do not pay me. I am going to come again stronger. If I used to be within the incorrect, I might return now and do as they are saying.”
Regardless of threats from his lawyer, Ricardo Cardoso, that he’d take Chelsea to courtroom, Costa admitted authorized proceedings have but to start. However it’s nonetheless an avenue he might use to drive a switch.
Though his relationship with Conte is strained, Costa added that he nonetheless has a wholesome rapport with a number of senior gamers and retains in contact with Cesc Fabregas, Willian, and David Luiz over Whatsapp.
“They ask how I’m. They actually love me for the individual I’m,” Costa stated. “In the event that they did not, they would not be saying they miss me and love me.”
Costa has a contract with Chelsea till June 2019.