It appears that Diego Costa is not enjoying life in the Premier League. There are continued reports that he wants to move back to Spain with Atletico Madrid seemingly ready to offer him the chance.
Of course, the dreariness of west London in the winter is something that many foreign players have struggled to cope with in the past, especially if they have arrived from sunnier climes. However, Costa's troubles extend beyond the incessant wet weather; he is fed up with something else typically British.
According to the Evening Standard, Costa is upset with the way he has been treated in the British press. The Brazilian-born striker has indeed written many of his own headlines this season, but he is still of the opinion that he is not being fairly treated by the nation's red tops.
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As a result, he has vowed not to talk to any media outside of Chelsea's official channels for the rest of the season. He doesn't speak English and has never attempted to learn it, so that won't leave many journalists panicking, but Costa's silence is more symbolic...we think.
Costa's indiscretions, most infamously Arsenal and, more recently, Watford, coupled with a lack of goals has seen more negative lines written about him this season than positive ones. On this evidence, it seems many of those negative lines are justified.
The 27-year-old originally agreed to move from Atletico Madrid to Chelsea because he believed he would have a greater chance of winning the Champions League at Stamford Bridge.
However, unless they do so this season, the Blues are unlikely to have the chance to compete in Europe's elite competition in the next campaign. They have next to no chance of finishing in the Premier League's top four now and will need to claim the trophy to qualify.
Meanwhile, Atletico have successfully rebuilt following their successful 2013/14 season and are now challenging for both the Champions League and La Liga. The grass is always greener, as they always say.