Diego Costa is one of the best strikers in the Premier League, so scoring against two amateur ’goalkeepers’ - neither of whom were wearing gloves - always promised to be a fairly straightforward challenge for the Chelsea star.
But the tempestuous Brazil-born Spain international was never going to take it easy against the two young lads in the goal at Chelsea’s training ground.
Costa slammed several fierce shots into the back of the net but was denied on two occasions - once by the crossbar and, miraculously, once by one of the rather scared-looking ‘keepers. (Scroll down this page to watch the video).
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Once Costa was told he would need to buy the two lads a coffee if they won, it was game on for the 27-year-old.
But during the challenge, Costa also revealed how he decides to take a penalty depending on who the opposition goalkeeper is - which was pretty interesting.
Video: Diego Costa takes shots v two keepers
Asked if he thinks more about strength or the direction of the ball before taking a penalty, Costa replied: “That’s relative; it depends on the size of the goalkeeper. If the goalkeeper is tall and defends penalties well you have to choose a corner and hit hard.”
He then told the two lads he was going to score and did exactly that, blasting a venomous shot in off the underside of the crossbar.
Costa has rediscovered his form under Hiddink
Costa has rediscovered his form since Guus Hiddink replaced Jose Mourinho in December.
The former Atletico Madrid star had only scored three Premier League goals when Mourinho was dismissed, but has now scored six goals in his last eight league appearances.
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