Former Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp has heavily slammed Diego Costa’s attitude and commitment at Chelsea. In his opinion the Spaniard does not show the will to improve or fix his form.
In his column for the London Evening Standard, Redknapp wrote about the Spaniard:
”Jose was happy with Chelsea’s performance at White Hart Lane — okay, they didn’t win — and if they are that solid without him then why should they bring Costa back in?”
”He has got to earn the right to play. He should be busting a gut in training this week, proving to the manager he wants to be part of things again. If he doesn’t show the right attitude, leave him out against Bournemouth. He’ll get the message eventually.”
”You are always going to have a problem with Costa. He has got the hump because he’s not used to being left out. He played every week last season, was a regular at Atletico Madrid and is a Spain international — he wants to be leading the attack for them at the Euros. He won’t accept not playing for Chelsea but, at the end of the day, if he doesn’t want to be on the bench he needs to do what he’s paid a fortune for and start scoring goals. Don’t sit there sulking about it. Go and perform.”
”If you asked Costa to play in the reserves, there isn’t a chance he’d do it. The foreign players rarely like a reserve game, even when they are coming back from injury.”
”I watched him warm up. Well, he didn’t warm up. He had the needle. You can tell the relationship between him and Jose isn’t good. They had a bust-up last week, he’s leaving the dressing room straight after matches and throwing his bib at the manager — it is obvious.”