Sunday 25 February 2018

Costa wants to stay with Blues

Striker Diego Costa says he loves life at Chelsea
Striker Diego Costa says he loves life at Chelsea

Striker Diego Costa has rubbished suggestions he wants to leave Chelsea and return to Spain, insisting: "I love it" at Stamford Bridge.

The 26-year-old enjoyed a bright start to his first season in the Barclays Premier Legaue following a £32million move from Atletico Madrid, netting seven goals in his opening four games, including a hat-trick against Swansea.

However, Costa also found life difficult at times because of his combative style, serving a three-match suspension in January following a stamp on Liverpool's Emre Can as well as struggling with fitness problems towards the end of the season as Chelsea went on to secure the Premier League title.

The Brazil-born Spain international, though, dispelled reports he was unsettled in England and has his sights firmly set on more trophies with the Blues.

Speaking to Chelsea TV following the post-season friendly in Sydney, Costa said: " [It is] quite a simple answer. It is always a bit more difficult in the first season for adaptation, but I have no reason to leave this place. I love it, the fans love me and I want to stay.

"It is really good to come in the first season and win two things. It is really important and next year I will be ready to come back and hopefully win a couple more trophies."

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