Chelsea defender Kurt Zouma has revealed that veteran striker Didier Drogba told him to forget about the comments he made concerning teammate Diego Costa, reports the London Evening Standard.
Zouma labelled the Spanish international a 'cheat' following the striker's antics in last weekend's Premier League fixture with London rivals Arsenal.
Costa clashed with the duo of Gabriel and Laurent Koscielny during proceedings in west London and was ultimately handed a retrospective three-game ban by the FA.
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Ultimately, after Zouma's comments were made public, the Frenchman went on to claim that he was sorry for any confusion caused, insisting that he didn't mean to accuse his teammate of cheating.
And Drogba was one of the first to get in touch with Zouma, as the Frenchman told Standard Sport: “Didier told me something like this happened to him and just to forget it and get on with my football.
“He understood what I tried to say but the most important thing is to move on.”
Class of Zouma
Ultimately, Zouma's comments will soon be forgotten and fans will be focusing on his performances on the pitch. The youngster looks set for a huge future in the game and will only continue to go from strength-to-strength under the guidance of Jose Mourinho.
Skipper John Terry will have to hang up his boots at some point in the near future, so the towering defender may well have a key role to play at the club for some time to come. One thing is for sure, with Terry at the Bridge, Zouma has the perfect teammate to learn from.
Costa, on the other hand, must change his attitude in his pursuit of long-term success at the club. Mourinho needs his star striker on the pitch, so he can't continue to be embroiled in controversy.
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