Diego Costa once again hit his former Chelsea manager, Antonio Conte.
The pair fell to Stamford Bridge, which resulted in the expulsion of the Atletico Madrid striker.
” [Conte and I] had problems off the field, but I think he’s a very good manager, “Costa told ESPN.
Diego Costa once again hit his former Chelsea manager, Antonio Conte
The pair fell at Stamford Bridge, causing the striker to quickly leave the club
“I have no grudge against Conte, but to be a top, top manager, he must change the human side of his management.
“He is very suspicious. In a team like, say, Real Madrid, it would never last a season.
After helping Chelsea win the Premier League title by scoring 20 goals in manager Conte’s first season at the club, Costa disappeared in Brazil and 5,000 miles from Stamford Bridge on the opening weekend of the new campaign.
Costa’s summer began with a text message from Conte informing her that her career at Chelsea has ended.
He accused Chelsea of treating him “like a criminal” and refused to rule out any legal action when Sportsmail spoke to him in Brazil.
He said he would always keep Conte’s text message on his phone and said the Chelsea manager lacked charisma.
Costa also accused Conte of having blocked its contract negotiations in January 2017.
The attacker said he was fined several weeks for refusing to return to training with the reserves.
Earlier in the campaign, Costa had a training crisis with Conte because the striker wanted to join the Chinese Super League team Tianjin Quanjian who was offering large sums of money.
Costa has scored twice in 19 appearances this season after struggling with a herniated disc
The 31-year-old has scored 52 goals in three Premier League campaigns at Stamford Bridge and was part of two title-winning teams, but in the end would have been judged to be in excess of the Italian’s requirements.
Speaking to the Spanish store Marca in 2018, Costa explained her version of events.
The striker said, “It was a really bad time but it was not my fault. People have said things, but time puts everything in its place.
“Look where the coach is, look at Conte. I was wrong to go to Chelsea because of their way of handling things.
“Cholo [Diego Simeone] is a direct coach, and when he doesn’t like you, it’s clear and he makes it easy. In Chelsea, it was the opposite.
Inter Milan Conte is nine points behind Juventus’ Serie A leader with suspended league
He agreed to return to Atletico in September 2017, but was unable to play for them until January due to the club’s embargo on the registration of new players.
In the current season, which has yet to end due to the coronavirus pandemic, Costa has scored twice in 19 appearances after battling a herniated disc.
While Conte Inter Milan are nine points behind Juventus’ Serie A leader, the league has also been suspended.