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Costa Explains Reason Behind His Poor Form

Chelsea striker, Diego Costa, has revealed one of the reasons behind his poor start to the season.

Read: Costa: Why Haters Criticise Mourinho

The Brazilian-born striker has only scored one goal in six league appearances for the Defending Champions and is serving a three-game ban for his actions in the win over Arsenal.

However, Costa has now admitted that his poor start is due to the fact that he returned to training overweight. 

”I’m going to be very honest. Maybe a few weeks ago, five of six weeks ago, I was not on top of my game. At least physically,” said Costa.

”We talk within the players and we know that maybe at the beginning we were not 100% as we were supposed to be when we got here.

”I got injured at the end of the season and then I went on holiday. Maybe I got out of my diet and when I came back I was not the way I was supposed to be. I was a little bit overweight. That affected my game.

”You can be selfish and blame it on the manager, but I’m not going to do that. I’m responsible 100 per cent and so are the other guys. We know we’re not in the best form we were supposed to be at the beginning of the season.

”We need to blame the players because we came back from holiday very confident, and we thought we could go back into how it was last season, and then when we actually realised in the situation where we were, the team was already in a bad situation.

”So all we can do now is train very hard and work very hard, and try to get back to that level where we were the season before.”

Read: Mourinho Has The Dressing Room Behind Him

Can Diego Costa get back to last season's performances and improve Chelsea's form? Let us know in the comment section below.


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