Costa can’t hurt me with bib-throwing-Mourinho


The Spain international was left on the bench as Chelsea played out a goalless draw with Tottenham on Sunday, but the Portuguese insists the decision was purely tactical

Jose Mourinho insists he does not have an issue with Diego Costa, despite leaving the striker on the bench as Chelsea drew 0-0 with Tottenham on Sunday.

The Spain international has struggled for form thus far this season, scoring just four goals in all competitions, and was omitted from the starting XI to face Mauricio Pochettino’s side, Eden Hazard instead picked to occupy the striker role.

Costa was not seen warming up before kick-off and also threw off a training bib during the game as it became apparent that he would not be introduced.

Mourinho, though, has downplayed any apparent bad blood between himself and the forward, insisting that the decision to leave Costa out was purely tactical.

Jeriah Udi

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