Register Login Scores

English Premier League

Costa: Why I Wanted To Return To Atletico

Chelsea striker Diego Costa has confirmed that he wanted to return to his former club Atletico Madrid in the transfer window.

Reports: Chelsea To Offer R607m For Former Star

Costa, who won the La Liga title with the Rojiblancos in the 2013/14 campaign, was heavily linked with a return to the club during the latest window, but ended up staying at Stamford Bridge.

The Brazil-born Spain international has now admitted that he hoped to return to his former side, but "minor details" prevented this from happening.

"The truth is that I had hope of returning (to Atletico)," Costa told Movistar+.

"I won't lie, because everyone knows what I'm going through with the language, some things.

"There was always the possibility to return but it could not be due to a few minor details.

"But I can't complain because the people there (at Chelsea) love me, and the fans want me and respect me.

"I will always thank the people of Atleti, Cholo (Simeone) especially because he always had confidence in me.

"But I am now at Chelsea, I am good, the league has started and now we have to think in that.

"I hope Atleti do as well as last season and they can win some trophies."

Barca Confirm Messi Negotiations

The 27-year-old has had a good start to the season, having scored two league goals in three games.

Are you surprised to see Costa still at the Blues? Have your say in the comments section below. 

12 Africans Who Could Still Move On Deadline Day

Official: Arsenal Sign £35m World Cup Winner

Aguero Charged For Violent Conduct


Top 5

Downs Up The Ante In Nodada Pursuit?

88 Jul 04, 2022 09:01 AM in Mamelodi Sundowns

The Four Clubs CR7 Wants To Join Revealed?

1 Jul 05, 2022 08:28 AM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar/Mbappe Watch

Teen Sensation Training With Chiefs?

21 Jul 04, 2022 01:54 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

Arsenal's 10 Highest-Paid Players After Jesus Signing

Jul 04, 2022 09:24 PM in English Premier League

WATCH: Inside Sundowns' Pre-Season Medicals

17 Jul 04, 2022 11:55 AM in Mamelodi Sundowns

Official: Chiefs Confirm Another First-Team Departure

49 Jul 02, 2022 07:44 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

Axed Chiefs Star Makes Big Zwane Claim

56 Jul 02, 2022 03:01 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

First Look Inside 'New' Pirates Pre-Season Preparations

9 Jul 01, 2022 08:00 PM in Orlando Pirates

Downs To Announce Good News On Zwane!

29 Jul 04, 2022 10:55 AM in Mamelodi Sundowns

Mane Breaks Silence On Liverpool Exit

7 Jun 22, 2022 09:29 AM in Bundesliga News

Report: Lukaku's Chelsea Exit Confirmed

Jun 22, 2022 08:25 AM in English Premier League

Decision To Be Made On Mmodi?

7 Jul 04, 2022 10:01 AM in Siyagobhoza