Ex-Chelsea player Tony Cascarino has hit out at Costa
“Sometimes you get embarrassed to be an ex-player,” Cascarino said in the Daily Star. “Players will be embarrassed to listen and read about Diego Costa.
“This guy totally thinks he can do what he wants. Hopefully Chelsea dig their heels in over Diego Costa. That’s fine if his contract is up but you’ve two years to run (on the deal). You’ve a duty to stay and play for the football club.
“Diego gives food to those who criticise footballers. He’s embarrassed every footballer. He’s at the stage where he’s telling Chelsea how much he thinks he’s worth, which is wrong.”
Diego Costa has indicated that he will only move to Atletico Madrid
“My future is already defined,” Costa said in an interview.
“I have to return to Atletico Madrid next season.
“There’s a problem because Chelsea don’t want to set me free.”
Bryan Robson also criticised Costa for his behavior
“What I’ve got to say straight off is that it’s so unprofessional,” Robson said on talkSPORT.
“If you’re a player and you have a contract and have signed with that football club you have got to honour that contract.
“You signed it, you’re getting paid really well. The club have had great success. It’s totally down to the player.
“He should be much more professional and should come back and honour his contract.
“If Chelsea want to keep him that’s what he has to do.”
Ruben Loftus-Cheek believe the time was right for him to leave the Blues on loan
“It’s tough being at Chelsea. I work hard every day in training,” Loftus-Cheek said on Sky Sports.
“It’s a massive club with really good players so you don’t get the opportunity every weekend.
“Coming to Palace, I’m really excited to be playing. There’s still massive competition here.”
The midfielder has also indicated that his long-term future is at Stamford Bridge
“Chelsea are my club, I support them. Right now I’m fully committed to Palace and whatever happens, who knows?” He continued.
“I could have gone earlier and who knows what could have happened? I didn’t and decided to stay. I’m getting older and now was the time to leave.”
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