Chelsea striker Diego Costa has dismissed all reports which said that he is unhappy with life in England and wants a move back to Atlético Madrid. The 26-year old Spaniard has assured Chelsea fans that he has no intentions to leave the West London club this summer.
Costa has enjoyed a successful first season in England scoring 20 goals in the Premier League from just 24 starts. He led Chelsea to a domestic double, winning both the Premier League and Capital One Cup. He has more than justified his £32m switch from Atlético Madrid last summer.
Speaking to Chelsea TV after the Blues’ 1-0 friendly win over Sydney FC in their post-season tour, Costa was quick to dismiss all rumours about him wanting to leave and has said that he is thoroughly enjoying life at Chelsea and he has no reason to leave.
Costa said: “It’s always a bit more difficult for adaptation in the first season, but I have no reason to leave this place. I love it, the fans love me and I want to stay.”
Costa also expressed his happiness in winning two pieces of silverware in his maiden season in England. Costa also added that he hopes to win more trophies in the coming year.
“It’s really good to come in the first season and win two things (Premier League and Capital One Cup). It’s really important and next year I’ll be ready to come back and hopefully win a couple more trophies.”
Costa, who played 41 minutes against Sydney, said that he has enjoyed the post season tour and is happy to get some game-time under his belt.
“I was glad to play,” Costa said. “I’ve been injured for a while, it’s important to play and I was really glad to get a game in before finishing for the season.
Chelsea have now played two post-season matches, the first against the Thailand All-Stars in Bangkok and now in Australia.
“It’s an amazing experience, two different cultures, firstly in Thailand and here in Australia. I have memories from this tour I will take with me for the rest of my life.”