The Brazil-born Spanish striker, Diego Costa is having a below-par season so far. Costa excelled last season, big time, scoring goals became a habit for him as he managed to continue his brilliant form after a glorious season previously at Atletico Madrid.
However, the Chelsea man is clearly struggling this time around. After being banned by the English FA for the clash with Gabriel, things are getting worst as Spanish boss has also axed him from the national squad.
Sandwiched Between Two Mindsets
Diego Costa is a true team player and a fighter on the field. He is always making the headlines, however, these days, for all the wrong reasons. Jose Mourinho loves a player that instigates a false move out of the opposition player.
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The recent incident in the Arsenal game was the perfect example of how Costa was influential in the blue’s victory. Despite a barren game in front of goal and no contribution in terms of assist, Costa was clearly the game changer.
The game Del Bosque wants, purely concentrates on Football. On the other hand, Mourinho ignites the battle way before and plays the mind games. He knows when and where to strike even if it is dirty to get the opposition in trouble.
The Fight Might Not Help
With all these controversies, Diego Costa is turning into a bully on the field. Defenders all over the world want to portray themselves as strong and don’t like to get dominated. On the field, Costa is clearly the center of attention. Defenders are tackling him more and harder. It all turns into a battle field, to get the bragging rights and show who the boss is.
Lack of Fitness
Just like controversies, Costa is also surrounded with injuries. He missed a lot of international call-ups last season with injury concerns and this time around he seems overweight. It is him who must put the pieces together. The character is an entertaining one, but Costa must not cross the line and keep himself in good footballing shape.